The Best Personal Assistant You'll Ever Have

 

Lifehacker of the Week
Do you come up with great ways to make things easier in your life? You’ just might be a lifehacker! Well we want to share your great life hacking ideas and to others just like you or lifehackers in training. We’re looking for your best solutions to every day office problems. Best solutions featured here weekly and will receive DYMO prizes. Submit your ideas here.

Check out some lifehacking tips from DYMO below to make office life easier and help get the job done quickly, efficiently and professionally. It’s like having your own personal assistant…who never calls in sick!

  1. Tackle your toughest challenges first. Save the easy tasks for later.
  2. Focus on the task at hand, putting all other business interruptions aside.
  3. Bundle tasks into categories to reduce redundancies (i.e. make all copies at one time).
  4. Address the mess and avoid clutter. Keep your work space organized.
  5. Save your time (and money) by labeling your files to keep you better organized.
  6. Arm yourself with the proper tools to get the job done. Finding the right office products for your workspace will eliminate time spent on trivial tasks.
  7. Store contacts in one easy-to-manage and use contact system to save valuable time, whether for one-off outreach or larger scale mailings, etc.
  8. Plan a day ahead with an actionable to-do list.
  9. Make large projects scalable by breaking them down into smaller, more manageable tasks.
  10. Chart a roadmap to success with key deadlines identified.
  11. Measure success one small win at a time, versus one BHAG • Refresh, retool and refocus to face a new task.
  12. Delegate…delegate…delegate.
  13. Keep e-mail responses short and sweet. Avoid unnecessary words and stay on point.
  14. If it’s broken, fix it…avoid reoccurring time-wasters.
  15. Get out of line…and go online for your shipping and mailing needs.
  16. Reward yourself by celebrating small and big victories.
  17. Does it take less than three minutes to do? Then do it and be done with it!

 

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