Begin Your Spring Cleaning By Removing the Paper Pile in Your Office

April 7th, 2011

With spring already here, it’s time to start cleaning and not just at home, but at the office too. A desk is where the average person spends most of their time; so, why not make it a clean and well-organized space?

Today, we will look at a specific clutter that can pile up on a desk: paper. If you’re looking around your workspace and think it’s time to organize your paper, lucky for you Neat is here to help. Here’s a few ways to get your office organized this spring:

• Revolutionize the Expense Report: Instead of keeping receipts stuffed in a desk drawer-organize business finances by scanning receipts and exporting the information to an Excel spreadsheet in order to create a budget or an expense report.

• Continually Update the Contact Database: After long and tiresome business trips, business cards are usually left stacked on a desk. Manage important professional contacts by scanning business cards and syncing the information to Outlook and smart phones.

• Get Rid of Paper Documents: A typical desk is covered in manila folders, mail envelopes, old reports, and client documents. Keep track of important documents by scanning and converting to searchable digital formats.

Neat can help you transform that paper pile-up into an organized “digital filing cabinet.” With a digital version of all your important information, you can get rid of paper clutter just in time for summer, and have peace of mind that all of your data is backed up and easy to find on your computer.

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Dear Neat…

February 14th, 2011

I bought Neat Receipts when it first came on the market, and every year when tax time comes around I love it more.
What I wanted to say after looking at your testimonials is…hasn’t anyone else thought of putting all their recipes in Neat Receipts documents? Wow, it is so cool. I found out I had 2,355 recipes. No wonder I had trouble finding the recipe I wanted inside my old file folders. Chicken recipes and Cookie recipes had so many recipes I could never find the recipe I wanted without a bit of time and frustration. I had a whole file drawer of files jammed with recipes. They are now in alphabetical order, and the folders stay in alphabetical order, too.
I had to type in all the recipe names, but that only took a little bit of work, giving me a chance to create section groups so they are easy to find. Get this! Neat Receipts is so cool, I can copy recipes that I want to several other folders if I want. For instance, I can put cherry cookies in the cookie file or in the cherry file…or both, just in case I’m looking for something to make with cherries!
This is great for cooks!!! Not only that, it was a trip down memory lane as I found such aged recipes that they were nearly falling apart and turning brown from my grandmothers. It has preserved their handwriting forever.
I love this invention!
Barbara R.

Barbara – Thank you so much for sharing your experience. It’s great to hear the many ways people use Neat to get/stay organized!

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The Paper Monster™ is on the Loose!

October 29th, 2010

On Thursday, October 28th, 2010, the Paper Monster was spotted vandalizing The Neat Company’s offices in Philadelphia. This video captures the unruly beast writing slurs on the CEO’s whiteboard before making his escape. Organized citizens are encouraged to keep digitizing their paper clutter to help keep the monster at bay.

Win a FREE Consultation with Small Business Guru, Lou Hutt!

October 19th, 2010

Enter to win a FREE 1 hour consultation with Small Business Guru, Lou Hutt!

Lou is an accountant, attorney, entrepreneur, author and radio personality. Lou knows how to maneuver and manage the many challenges a small business owner or entrepreneur faces on a daily basis. He has taught hundreds of small business owners techniques and strategies for increasing their financial returns, enhancing business growth and realizing business goals and he’s here to help the Neat Community. Click here to learn more about Lou.

How To Enter
To enter to win a 1 hour consultation with Lou, tell us about the most daunting financial or strategic challenge you face in your business by commenting on this blog post. The winner will be selected at the close of business on Friday, November 12, 2010. No purchase necessary. For complete contest rules, please click here.

About The Neat Fleet
The Neat Fleet is a highly-tactical dream team of Neat power users with specialized skill sets and knowledge and they’re here to serve as a personal and professional resource for the Neat Community. The Fleet consists of industry experts in a variety of fields and topics. We have Professional Organizers, Productivity Experts, Tax Preparers, and Entrepreneurs (just to name a few!). Every month a different member will be featured and during that month, the Neat Fleeter will provide expert advice, tips and guidance. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to ask the expert questions, participate in Live Chat sessions and webinars, and enter to win the members’ services.

So whether you have a question about the software, would like advice on how to start your own business or need a home office makeover, the Fleet is there to assist. Meet the Fleet now!

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