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Organizing Notes

As I was putting away my active files from 2011, I ran across notes that I had made on scrap paper that were important to save. These were ideas that I had made for theme nights, a new resident welcome party and other activities in my retirement community. As I filed away the obvious items, I was left with these odd pieces of papers and really did not have the time, or the desire, to type them, so that I could save them on my computer (as I mentioned in my first post). I put them aside for a few days and then realized that I had a scanner and could use it instead. (Think about that commercial for the neat desk organizer they are promoting these days.)

Once I scanned my scraps of paper, I was able to file them into the categories that I have created on my computer. I know that the next time I plan my program, I will go to that file on my computer first. I like to have things on the computer instead of in a file cabinet. I don't know about you, but when things are messy, I can not work well. In a fairy-tale world, I'd have everything scanned and on the computer - but that is not reality. I can, however, start adding more and more onto the computer as I move ahead. Think about how you work best. This may work for you too.... and then again, it might not be worth the effort. Only you will know.  Also, make sure that you have a back-up of all your documents. For me, my company backs everything up on a regular basis, as long as I am saving files to the proper drive.  It is a new year, make your life easier and get organized!!

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