Why we LOVE Dropbox!

We were trying to figure out a way for my Associates and I to share files within my home office but also with my business partner that lives about 20 minutes away.  The initial thought was that we might need to design a server, network our computers together, etc.  We considered a cloud as well. Then we found out about Dropbox.

It spoke to me literally because their website is a stick figure explanation of how it works, stick figures!  I am relatively comfortable with computers but the way that they explained it was perfect for me and the perfect      solution for our problem.

We now have Dropbox on 4 of our computers and we are able to share files and they update automatically which would have been a problem with a server-type solution.  We have also oftentimes found that one of us is working on a project before we have had a chance to talk about it because we can see the updates when we look at the folders.  It is easy to use and an awesome solution if you use multiple computers or work with multiple people.

If stick figures work for you, click here to learn more!

Don’t Get Discouraged…

I love the Chinese Proverb that says “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” This can be applied to so many things but in particular I like to apply it to getting organized. If it took a while to get messy, I’m afraid to say it’s going to take a while to get yourself back on your feet and organized someday.

One of the best things you can do for yourself is to take small steps and be sure to reward yourself frequently. Even if it’s just sitting for a cup of tea and watching your favorite TV show in the afternoon after an organizing session, whatever works and whatever makes you happy, I’m all for it!

Take your time, its well worth the effort in the long run but don’t be a “weekend warrior” organizer. Instead, just pick up the socks and dirty laundry off the floor of your closet and make a conscious effort to make sure you don’t just throw it on the floor at the end of the day. Sometimes it’s just that simple or as the proverb says, just that first small step will show you how to move forward towards a more organized life (and ultimately a more efficient lifestyle)…