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Learn how to keep your kids focused during the holiday season while encouraging their spirit with organization tools and tips from AT-A-GLANCE

6 Tips to Keep Your Kids Focused During the Holiday Season

When holiday ads start bombarding your children before Halloween, it can be difficult to keep their focus and attention on what’s important. Just ask yourself, which is more fun: Making a holiday wish list or studying for upcoming exams? Face it—it’s hard to compete.

But with the right organizational tools and planning, you can help your children maintain their schedules and end the year as successful students.

Use our tips below to keep your children focused amidst holiday lights, Christmas music and sugar-filled cookies Continue reading

Use the extra hour provided by the end of Daylight Savings Time 2013 to plan, organize and get productive

If Only I Had an Extra Hour…Oh Wait, I DO!

Early this Sunday—2 AM on November 3, to be precise—Daylight Savings Time for 2013 comes to an end, which means we get to “fall back” an hour. (I believe I just heard a collective sigh of relief from everyone…)

An extra hour in the day is any productivity expert’s dream. There is so much you can do with that time ranging from catching up on household chores to getting ahead with work projects…or just taking a little personal time. Any way you look at it, the extra hour is bound to help you and, in turn, your productivity in some way.

Have you thought about what you can do with your extra hour this Sunday? If not, or if you’re still undecided on how to best use your time, we’ve provided 13 suggestions for 2013 that will help you take advantage of this small gift of time. Continue reading

When in Doubt, Trim it Out…of Your Task List, That Is

By Bob Sadowski, APR, Public Relations & Social Media Manager, ACCO Brands

As the New Year gets underway, a lot of resolutions are made. According to research compiled for our infographic released in December, many of these resolutions are focused on slimming down. Waistlines aside, that’s exactly what we’re recommending you do: Slim down your task list!

Your task list is at the core of productivity and efficiency, and when it’s too large or over-burdening, your ability to plan and organize goes down the tubes. So, for this New Year, we recommend that you take the following steps to slim down and purge items on that task list in order to make it more manageable: Continue reading

Holiday Dinner Table by jeremytarling

Are the Holidays Wreaking Havoc on You? Get Organized and Take Control

Stay productive & stress-free for the entire holiday season by following these simple tips

At the midpoint of the holiday season, busy schedules and stress levels continue to rise. To help you survive and thrive during this holiday season, ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO), a leader in branded office and consumer products and print finishing solutions, has several tips and tricks to help make yours memorable and stress-free.

“The holidays are a time for family and friends to come together and enjoy the season—however, this often gets lost in all the hustle and bustle associated with it,” says Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce and Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands. “The key is to capture lost time and use the time you do have efficiently and effectively.

“This is all easily accomplished through good planning and organizing,” she adds. Continue reading

Get Your Task List Under Control in Five Easy Steps

By Lissa Cupp, vice president, e-Commerce & Consumer Marketing, ACCO Brands

With schedules filling up more quickly than ever and to-do lists growing beyond our control, it’s no wonder we are all feeling stretched a little thin. In fact, some of us, I’m sure, are to the point of being stretched to the point of breaking.

The culprit here is mismanagement—not only mismanagement of our time but also our task lists. All of us are guilty of creating lists that no person could ever accomplish. It’s human nature to bite off more than we can chew. This rings even more true during the holiday season.

So how do you properly manage your growing to-do lists? I have five simple recommendations that can help you create feasible and realistic tasks. Once you have your daily list in place, take these actions: Continue reading