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Website Organization

I believe that one of the best ways to be the greatest activities director is to use your time wisely. If you are like me, you get a lot of extra jobs that administration deems to be under your umbrella. Don't get me wrong, most of the time I enjoy the opportunity to work outside my normal scope, but other times, it is overwhelming.

One of the ways that I try to save time, so that I can get it all done, is to be well organized. There are a few areas of organization that I will discuss in the future, but today, I want to start with website organization. What I mean is this: If you've gone to a website and know that you will come back to it in the future, most likely you have saved it as a "favorite." That is great!  If not, start saving favorites next time you go on-line. Now, go back to the list, and organize it. Usually, this can be done in the same location that you click the word "favorite." There probably is a button for you to "make a new folder" there. If not, right click your mouse and you will see it there. Here are a few suggestions of folders that I use on a regular basis for my favorite websites: Day trips, Entertainers, Museums, Restaurant, Shopping, Speakers, Theaters, Clip art, and Volunteers. I am sure that if I looked again that I could come up with a few more, but these are a good start. Once that is done, you've completed step two. The last step is to move the favorite sites to the folders that you've created. I find this very helpful and saves me time. It is also great to be able to answer questions from residents and co-workers quickly, since I'm usually one of the "go-to" people. I hope you find this a favorite suggestion, and that it helps you keep moving forward at work.

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