Last month’s ransomware virus did real damage. Ransomware plots will continue to grow, according to this graph from The Economist's May 20th 2017 edition.
Ransomware is here. The chances of our homes and businesses becoming vulnerable will grow as we increasingly computerize our lives: cars, home alarm systems, even home appliances. It's not hard to imagine malware potentially taking your phone hostage or locking you out of your home unless you pay a ransom.
Like an earthquake, we can’t prevent a cyber attack, but we can plan for and manage the effects. There is still a lot within our control. One simple option is backing up your files in the cloud.
It’s the easiest way to safeguard valuable information from ransomware, computer failures, and other disasters.
Last month I tested the three most popular services: Dropbox, Google Drive, and OneDrive. They all sync effortless across desktop, web, and mobile phones. Regardless of which one you choose, the important thing is to just start now.
Here are lessons I learned from my adventure in the cloud.
And when you’re ready for a home office makeover, we’re here with custom solutions that will have you on cloud nine.
I'm glad for more daylight starting today. Feels like spring already. In our 2017 monthly home office care calendar, March is for getting ready for tax time. Tax time can mean stress and anxiety. Whether you have a CPA or do your own, filing your tax returns gets more complex each year don't you think? So how can you help yourself during this time? Here are tips to design and organize your upcoming weeks for less stress.
Keep your home office in tiptop shape with this downloadable 2017 Tiptop Home Office Guide. I've put together this checklist with San Francisco resources to help you stay organized throughout the year. Tasks are broken down into manageable chunks each month so they’re easier to accomplish.
Your Home Office is Your Partner
A home office is your partner in accomplishing your professional and personal goals. It’s the hub where you create, achieve, and grow.
Keep your home office in top form and it will serve you in many ways:
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Even with computer files and cloud storage, we still have paper. In this 3-part video series, learn one way to get your papers in order. Want to learn more? Let's get in touch!
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I had heard of Buy Nothing Day (day after Thanksgiving) but I had not heard of Buy Nothing Year. Sarah Sweeney refrained from buying new clothes, shoes, and accessories for one year and wrote about it in Salon.
In addition to her tips, here are my techniques on how to enjoy the clothes we already have:
Need help streamlining your closet? San Francisco-based LMW Edits specializes in closet organizing, personal shopping, and removal.
What about you? I'd love to hear how you save time and money with your clothes!
Why do I recommend straight cut file folders? Two reasons: