books need to be updated periodically because you have
to adjust addresses when people move and add addresses
when you meet people. Once your address book reaches
a point where it is out dated and you can not effectively
update it you should carry over any good information
to another blank address book. Before you get another
address book consider getting a rola-dex as they are
easily updated, take very little room and allow you
to have the address in front of you without the concern
of a page closing on you while you address a letter.
Be cautious of having many address books, while it can
be handy to keep a small address book in your purse
or briefcase and one in with your stationary and one
at your desk, with multiple address books you run the
risk of not updating them all so if you are looking
for an address you may only have one of these address
books on hand while the others are the ones that are
more current. The quickest way to record the correct
address of someone that has sent you something is to
tape the return address on the corner of the envelope
on to the page or rola-dex card. This works great for
business cards as well.
the age of the internet, phone books are becoming
less and less used however they are in no way obsolete,
it may seem like you have them piling up though.
You just need to keep one current phone book, all
pasts ones can be recycled. Phone books are large
and if you don't use yours consider keeping it in
the car, a place where you are not likely to have
the internet as oppose to the home. Utilize your
calendar. There is usually no reason to keep an
old calendar, at the end of the year though review
the notes that you made. If you are using a new
paper calendar add the special dates from your old
calendar to your new calendar including birthday
and anniversaries of friends and family, by using
a writer board calendar you will be able to update
it every month.
a calendar that has just these special dates on it can
be great to have if you have a large group of friends
and family and are eager to stay on top of birthday
and anniversary cards. At the beginning of the year
you will be able to know how many occasions you need
to get cards for and buy them ahead of time. Organizing
your home will reflect on your life being organized.
So add to that list every thing you want to organize
big and small and take it one task at a time.