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Brother P-Touch Compact Label Maker with Wireless Printing

By Diane Albright CPO, Organizing and Productivity Expert
June 25th, 2014

p-touch_wireless_label_makerJust when you thought label makers couldn’t get any better, they have. Now you can print wirelessly from your computer or mobile device (compatible Apple® iOS or Android™). Think of the Brother PT-P750W label maker as a wireless printer.

Since there is no need for a keyboard on the label maker (your computer or mobile device keyboard is all you need) the PT-P750W label maker is small and compact. You can create impressive labels with various fonts from your computer, images, and even bar codes. This label maker can print on six different label widths giving you the flexibility to meet your labeling needs.

You can share this label maker/printer within a workgroup or at home on a network. Now there’s no excuse not to print labels and get organized! Click to learn more about Brother’s® compact label maker with wireless printing.

Just a side note… My favorite label tape is the P-touch gold print on black label tape.

Happy label making!
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Get Organized Month on WFMZ-TV’s Sunrise Show

By Diane Albright CPO, Organizing and Productivity Expert
January 22nd, 2013

It’s the New Year and it is also Get Organized Month, or GO Month. This is the time of year to keep those promises of getting organized and simplifying. Today on WFMZ-TV’s Sunrise Show I shared with news anchor Eve Tannery and Channel 69 viewers ways to get organized:

Upcoming Seminars to Get Organized

Organize & Simplify Your “Life Data”

Share Documents & Photos Over Multiple Computers, Phones, and Tablets for Free!

Automatically Backup You Computer Files & Photos

Lego Organizers – Cool Ones on the Market  

  Sort and Store Lego Pieces & Bricks

  3-Drawer Lego Storage Unit

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How to Automatically Back Up Your Computer

By Diane Albright CPO, Organizing and Productivity Expert
January 22nd, 2013

If you wish a little “elf” would come back up you computer files every day, look no more. For as low as $59 a year that little “elf” will back up you computer almost every time you turn your computer on. You don’t even need to remind the “elf.”

The “elf’s” name is Carbonite. Carbonite protects all of your irreplaceable computer files. It works both on a Mac and PC. You can rest easy knowing your files are encrypted and backed up safely offsite. Try Carbonite for free and receive a $20 Amazon gift card when you subscribe.

Just last week the power cord to my business computer, stopped working. It was a cord that had to be special ordered and wouldn’t arrive for 2 days (the cord was coming across the country but I did pay extra for express shipping). I had no fear, Carbonite was here.

While waiting for the cord to arrive, I logged onto another business computer and downloaded the database to keep our business up and running. Downloading the file was a quick and simple. I logged onto my account at Carbonite on the web, clicked the icon of the computer that was on hiatus (I have 3 computers backed up by Carbonite). I then browsed to the backup file that I needed. Next, I downloaded the file to the computer I was going to temporarily use. Simple, as simple could be!

All my best, 

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Simplify & Organize Your Life Data: at your fingertips anytime, anywhere

By Diane Albright CPO, Organizing and Productivity Expert
January 22nd, 2013

Today’s technology has provided us with information and data overload. Not only are we overloaded with data but we need the information at our fingertips. We are inundated with login names and passwords as well as the web addresses for banks, credit cards, retail stores, utility suppliers, medical offices, schools, colleges, the IRS, and the list goes on and keeps growing.

Coupon Code: 69News

Coupon Code: 69News

Beyond login and passwords we also need easy access to our identification numbers such as driver license, social security number, medical insurance, car insurance, school and work ID’s, etc. It isn’t possible for one person to remember all of this information. To compile the problem, the information needed is multiple by the number of people in your family. If you have five people in your house like I do, the amount of information is five times as much.

I rarely go to my wallet or file folder to retrieve information. Instead I open up a file on my computer, login and access the needed information whether it is a password, account number, web address, or the social security number of one of my children. If I am completing an electronic document, I just copy and paste the needed information right into the electronic form. If it is a piece of paper I am filling out, I just jot down the information with little effort. Storing all my information in one place has saved me so much time and stress. I can’t imagine doing it any other way.

I searched a long time to find the right piece of software to organize my family’s data. Security, simplicity, and mobility were my top priorities. I wanted tight security (tighter than banks) and mobility to have access whenever and wherever. I also knew that if it wasn’t simple to setup and use, I wouldn’t continue to use it.

A colleague introduced me to CBData Systems, a software to collect and store a plethora of information. CBData Systems met and exceeded my top three priorities: security, simplicity, and mobility. If you decide you would like to purchase the software, you can use the coupon code 69News for $11 off your purchase (a coupon I requested for a segment on Channel 69 News).  To learn more about CBData Systems go to www.CBDataSystems.com (CBData is also known as CareBinders).

Feel free to e-mail us at Organize@DianeAlbright.com if we can answer any questions or help get you started! 

Happy organizing!

 

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How to Share Files Over Multiple Computers for Free

By Diane Albright CPO, Organizing and Productivity Expert
January 22nd, 2013

Let’s go into dreamland for a minute. You’re busy working on your computer and realize the document you need is on the computer upstairs but that computer is already shutdown. You wave a magic wand and the document appears on your computer. A few days later you are out of town and discover that you need the itinerary that is on your computer at home but all you have with you is your smart phone. You wave a magic wand again; the document appears on your smart phone.

Well you don’t have to be in dreamland anymore. Share your documents and photos with all your computers and smart phones for free. No more e-mailing yourself documents and photos just to have them on another device. You can even share a single designated folder of photos and videos with grandparents, aunts, uncles, or friends.

Dropbox is free for up to 2 GB of storage. Dropbox has provided a special link to to encourage existing account holders like myself to spread the news of DropboxBy using this link we each will benefit, you’ll get a little extra storage and so will I.

Downloading an app for your mobile device is also free.  Whether you have an iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, or Kindle Fire you can have access to your documents, photos, and videos on the go.

If your computer is temporarily out of service, no worries. With Dropbox you can hop on another computer and have access to all your documents, photos, and videos.

Dropbox has simplified my technology life more than I could have ever imagined! I truly can’t say enough about it. I could tell story after story of how much time and stress it has saved me. I hope you find Dropbox as useful as I do.

Happy Dropboxing!

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Organize Store Rewards and Loyalty Cards

By Diane Albright CPO, Organizing and Productivity Expert
May 31st, 2010

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Tired of holding up the checkout line behind you while you look for your store loyalty card? You may even have difficulty finding the membership numbers to airline frequent flyer miles and hotel membership reward numbers. There are quick and easy solutions to choose from so you never waste time again looking for a card.

Solution for Smart Phones

If you have an iPhone, Android, Blackberry, or Windows, you can load all your cards (grocery store, airline, hotel, etc.) into your phone. To learn about the application go to CardStar.com. You also can access deals and coupons from your favorite merchants.

No Smart Phone Solution

Gather all your store membership cards. Sort out stores and restaurants (retail) from hotels and airlines (travel). Put the cards in alphabetical order. Next, either put a rubber band around the cards or place them in a business card holder/case. Put the retail ones in your purse or car and the others leave at home. When you are at the grocery store pull out the card you need, hold the card’s vacant spot until the cashier scans the card, then put the card back in place.

Happy card organizing!

Diane

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