When trying to create order within your workspace, a good place to start is with developing a colour code system to help keep your notes, files, appointments, etc all organized. Spend less time trying to decide how to organize something at the time, by doing just a bit of preplanning ahead so you will gain a tremendous amount of time in the end.
For example, you can use a colour coding system on such every day tasks as:
Selecting file folder colours – assign colours by categories and/ or departments
Creating your to do list on your calendar – for example use red for due dates, blue for brainstorming, green for budgeting, pink for social events
Taking notes – colour coding notes helps your brain to make connections previously overlooked
Sorting through emails – assign colours by sender or subjects to quickly identify what needs attention
To get started, let’s first understand the psychological properties of colours in order to help you decide which colours to use in your new colour coded organization system!
Associated with: Energy and Power
When to use: Alert coworkers of urgent information
Associated with: Luxury, wisdom and wealth
When to use: New or long-term projects that focus on the future, or improving your business
Associated with: Hope, happiness and positivity
When to use: Production tasks or to communicate new ideas
Associated with: Stability and healing
When to use: Financial tasks and environmental initiatives
Associated with: Loyalty, intelligence and focus
When to use: Brainstorming, presenting and networking
Associated with: Royalty and luxury
When to use: Creative tasks
Associated with: Compassion and love
When to use: Personal labels and special occasions
Associated with: Prestige and power
When to use: To make other colours stand out and for formal events
Associated with: Purity, success and perfection
When to use: Marketing tasks, big meetings and announcements
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We all hate the paper clutter! We’ve all had the ominous “to file” paper pile on our desk at one point. Some people can’t even recall the colour of the desk because it’s been so long since they didn’t have papers decorating the top! A cluttered desk, is a cluttered mind. Try to do a daily roundup of your papers and scan documents you would like to keep, and recycle or shred those you no longer need.
2. Saves time.
There’s no need to spend time searching through a filing cabinet of file folders to retrieve your documents when you have an electronic copy easily retrievable. According to a Harvard Business Review study, employees spend an average of 50% of their work time just finding documents.
3. Enables collaboration.
Storing files electronically allows anyone within your team to access them, no matter where they are located. Updates can be made easily, and in real-time, supporting a productive workflow amongst team members and ease for collaborative working.
4. More secure.
Paper is vulnerable to theft, loss and even disasters such as flood or fire. Keep your documents safe and secure by scanning them and storing them electronically.
5. Quicker response time.
Need approval or a signature? Instead of sending something by mail or courier, digital transmission of scanned documents allow for a response within minutes.
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When it comes to the world of garbage bags, there are so many choices! Density, size, strength and colour are all features you need to consider when determining which bag is right for your application. Let us help you to navigate the various choices and help you determine which bag is right for you!
1. SELECT THE RIGHT BAG TYPE FOR YOUR APPLICATION
Linear Low Density
Excellent tear strength, stretch and puncture resistance
Ideal for heavy waste and sharp or jagged trash
Available in flat and star bottom
Limited tear strength and stretch
Ideal for wet, bulky trash; not recommended for sharp objects
2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE
Use 1/2 of the outer circumference of the container
The height of the container plus 1/2 of the diameter of the container bottom, plus 3” (for overhang).
For square or rectangular containers, use the diagonal of the container bottom rather than the diameter.
3. DETERMINE THE REQUIRED BAG STRENGTH
How much does the liner need to hold?
Typically, the thicker the bag the more weight it can hold
Liners are identified as light, medium, heavy and extra-heavy
4. CHOOSE A COLOUR
Hide unsightly trash
Silver or coloured
Great for aesthetics
Prevent theft and/or recycling
Now that you’ve learned about the difference in garbage bags, you can confidently select the right bag for you!