Uses for stock-it-pockets

Finally, one product that can help organize your entire home and office, gives you extra storage space, and installs in seconds.

Introducing Stock-it-Pockets, the see through pocket organizer that slips over any door. The clear pockets allow you to see the contents of each pocket and the roll, tie and go feature makes it easy to transfer from place to place. Stock-It-Pockets is durable, made of water resistant polyester, and is available in various configurations and colors. It is super durable and easy to clean and has both large and small pockets so that you can store just about anything.

Just look at all the uses:

  • Now you can have that extra pantry space in the kitchen you have always dreamed about. Stock-It-Pockets gives you easy access to everything you need including spices, condiments, supplements and cleaning supplies.
  • Use it in the bathroom for toiletries, curling irons, shampoos and lotions.
  • In the kids room for toys, accessories, diapers, wipes and so much more.
  • Stock-It-Pockets also rolls up and ties so that you can take it with you when you travel. Get the extra storage space you need on cruise ships, camping trips or even hotels. You can pack a multitude of supplies and when you get to your room, just untie, unroll and hang over-the-door. Unpacking has never been easier and everything can be seen and be easily accessible.
  • Stock-It-Pockets is even great in your home office. Store office supplies including file folders, staples, pens, pencils and so much more.
  • Stock-It-Pockets is a great way to stay organized when attending trade shows or conventions as it can hold an abundance of pamphlets and/or brochures. Just fill it up, roll it up, tie it up and go.

There are literally thousands of uses. When you’re done, just roll it up and store Stock-it-Pockets to use over and over again. Want some more ideas about how you can use Stock-It-Pockets? How about organizing all of your pet grooming supplies in one place. Store your pet’s scissors, trimmers, shampoos, medications and toys in one easily accessible location. Never before has there been one product that is so versatile, easy to install and solves all your home an office organizing needs. You may want to order more than one.

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Traveling tips for your summer vacation

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While going on vacation is exciting, I think we can all agree that returning to work after a vacation is usually stressful.

There’s a lot of mail, a ton of emails to go through and dozens of other things you need to get to that have been piling up while you were gone. It can almost seem like a punishment for ignoring your responsibilities.

Hopefully you will be relaxed and ready to tackle the many tasks that have been waiting for you upon your return. However, just in case you get overwhelmed, here are some tips to help you ease back into reality:

  • Notify people you regularly interact with that you will be unavailable and away from the office. If people know you’ll be gone, they (hopefully) won’t try to contact you which will significantly reduce the amount of voicemails and emails.
  • Clear the inbox on your desk and your email inbox so that the new items you must attend to when you return will be obvious.
  • Wrap up all of your “To Do’s.” This may be difficult depending on the type of job you have, but do the best you can.
  • Make sure you don’t have any meetings or appointments the first day (or two) when you return to the office. You will definitely appreciate the time to get caught up.
  • Arrive an hour early to work. Use this time to check your schedule, messages, mail and e-mail before co-workers get in and start asking about your trip and giving you more things to do.
  • Take an extra day before heading back to work to regroup and catch-up on your life. Use the extra day to get things done at home so that you can focus on work when you return to the office.

Okay, now go and relax and know that when you get back from your vacation, you’ll have everything under control. Have a great trip!

Ten great reasons to get organized

Why get organized?

  1. To reduce the feeling of being overwhelmed.
  2. To achieve more in less time.
  3. To gain a sense of control.
  4. To set a good example for your kids.
  5. To project a better image to your clients, colleagues, and friends.
  6. To reduce your stress level.
  7. To clear your head of all the clutter.
  8. To gain energy and calm from your space.
  9. To make better use of your talents and skills.
  10. To have more time to spend on what’s important to you.

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Before and after:

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Tips for organizing important documents

Can you find your important documents when you need them right away? Are they all in one place?

Having your important documents organized and in one place, is, by far, one of the most important areas of your life to have organized.

All of your important documents can and should be stored safely, in one place, to prevent chaos in the case of a disaster or emergency. Take control of your important documents and get them organized before something happens. Put them together in a binder or if you have one, a fireproof/waterproof container. Whatever you choose, make sure that it is accessible and can be easily carried out of the house in case of any emergency.

The following is a list of documents that should be kept together and in a safe place:

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  • Last Will & Testament
  • Living Trust
  • Power of Attorney
  • Healthcare Directives
  • Beneficiary Designations
  • Birth Certificates
  • Adoption Records
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Marriage License
  • Divorce Decrees or Separation Agreement
  • Child Support Documents
  • Mortgage Papers/Real Estate Deeds
  • List of All Tangible Personal Property
  • Most Recent Tax Returns
  • Military Service Records/Military Discharge Papers
  • Insurance Papers (The “Declarations” page of your Insurance Policies including, but not limited to, Homeowners, Flood, Earthquake, Umbrella, Life and Term)
  • Automobile Leases/Vehicle Titles
  • Employment Contracts/Business Agreements
  • Contact Information (Friends, Family, Doctors, Bankers, Lawyers, Insurance Brokers/Agents, Business Associates)
  • Social Security Cards/Passports/Visas
  • Medical Records for Each Family Member (Including Pets)

Finally, make sure to give someone else, perhaps your attorney or other trusted advisor, a copy for safekeeping.

How to organize mail

Before you start, I recommend having the following supplies available:

  • shredder
  • Recycling bin
  • Trash bin
  • Calendar
  • Two trays (one for incoming mail and one for outgoing mail)

I highly recommend setting up a mail station wherever you keep your files.

Keep in mind that there’s really only four options when it comes to incoming mail. You can: Toss it, Shred It, File It or Put it in an action file (ie. To Do, To Read, To Pay, etc.)

If you are not in the habit of going through your mail daily, try scheduling a time in your appointment book or calendar so that you make the time to open your mail every day. This will prevent the mail from piling up.

When going through your mail:

  • Immediately toss all junk mail.
  • Shred anything that has your personal information on it that you are not interested in (ie. credit card offers).
  • File all statements or other mail in their appropriate files (which should be right there next to you)
  • Any items that need attention should be filed in your Action files. If it is a bill then put it in your “Bills to Pay” file, if it is an invitation, put it in your Upcoming Events file.
  • inally, don’t forget to put any important dates or due dates on your calendar!

This whole process should take a few minutes. If you take just a few minutes each day, you will ultimately avoid having the mail pile up day after day. It will also avoid needless late fees or penalties from unpaid bills.

Remember to keep it simple!

Top 10 reasons to get rid of things

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We all have too much stuff. The fact is, we never use 80% of what we own. Below is a top ten list of reasons to help you make the decision to “get rid of it”:

  1. You don’t need it anymore – You’re over it.
  2. Someone else does need it – Cell phones, for example, are frequently refurbished and given to victims of domestic violence.
  3. There’s just too much stuff – If there’s no place to put it, get rid of it!
  4. It doesn’t work anymore – FYI, chances are the parts can probably be recycled.
  5. It doesn’t fit you anymore – Whether you’ve lost weight or gained weight, whatever the case may be, get rid of it. You can get a tax deduction for donations.
  6. It no longer suits your lifestyle -You’re moving, redecorating or downsizing or, you’re just ready for a new look.
  7. You can get value from it – Sell it on Ebay, donate it and get a tax deduction, have a garage sale or set up an estate sale.
  8. Less stuff makes your life easier. There’s less to clean. Getting rid of clutter will reduce housework by 40%.
  9. It’s expired -Oh, just get rid of it.
  10. Because “Less is More” – Ludwig Miles van der Rohe

If you’re still not sure whether you should get rid of it or not, ask yourself the following questions:

Papers

  1. Is the information still current?
  2. Can the document be duplicated if needed?
  3. What is the worst thing that can happen if I get rid of it?
  4. Is it a duplicate?
  5. How long do I need to keep it?
  6. Do I need it for tax, legal, insurance, or warranty issues?
  7. Can I find the information some place else?

Clothing

  1. Do I love it?
  2. Does it fit?
  3. Is it too worn?
  4. Is it out of style?
  5. Do I feel great in it?
  6. Does it match anything else?

Other Items

  1. Is it broken?
  2. Do I use it?
  3. Will I really need it?
  4. Does it make others happy to see it?
  5. If I keep it, will I remember I have it?
  6. If I was moving, would I want to pay to have it packed and shipped?
  7. Can I borrow or purchase another one if I need it?
  8. Does it make me happy?
  9. Am I keeping it because someone else gave it to me even though I don’t like it?

So, get started today by getting rid of the things that either have no value (sentimental or monetary) or no longer have a place in your life. Ready, set, go!