Evernote: An Amazing Tool for Business/Personal Stuff- I'm in LOVE!

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Home Stager with Stage a Star Staging & Consulting Services

After reading my good friend, Linda Barnett's blog on her adventures with all this technology we use to run our staging businesses "The Technological Travels of one Indianapolis Home Stager-and the Journey Lives On!", I was inspired to share with all of you one of the technologies that I cannot live without! I'm seriously in love as it makes my life and business so much easier to manage.



It's called "Evernote" I have NO IDEA how I lived my life without this beautiful program. If you've never heard of Evernote, after I tell you what this can do for you, you won't be able to click over to the website fast enough!



Let's face it, as home stagers (and agents too!), we are managing many projects, clients and all aspects of business simultaneously. We need to keep track of so many things and obviously there is lots of paperwork to go with it. Back in the summer, I was sitting at my desk surrounded by massive paperwork. Invoices, client info sheets, contracts, proposals, receipts and many of my own notes jotting down ideas, messages, reminders, etc. I'm like..."There has got to be a better way!...I am sick of all this PAPER!!" So I started to search the net for keeping track of information better and came across Evernote. I signed up immediately and have been hooked ever since!


Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your notable life using your computer, phone, and the web (that's straight from their website...)


In other words, Evernote is a place to keep track of EVERYTHING! You'll remember things too because its all right there! Using 'notebooks' you create, you can keep record of just about anything.

For my staging business, I've got notebooks for "marketing", "blog ideas", "website ideas", "staging articles", "lighting options", etc. Within the notebook, you can add tags for easy searching, url addresses, screen clippings and your notes. You can also attach documents too. Each of my current clients get their very own "notebook" labeled with their property address. In it, I keep track of EVERYTHING. Emails (yes, Evernote works with your Outlook), documents, photos, lists, contracts, proposals, etc. ) I love the fact I can go to one place, look up my current staged property and its all there! Here's an example straight from my own notebook:

Personal stuff? Evernote's the best. I've got notebooks for recipes, organizing, decor ideas, health, holiday lists, kids, etc. I'm constantly finding things on the internet and Evernote makes screen clipping easy so grabbing the image is a snap.



I know...I know...you're ready to leave me and head over there, right? Just one warning...you really need to give yourself at least an hour to read over the website, watch some videos and dig into their very cool blog chocked full of ideas. I haven't even scratched the surface of what Evernote can do. And the partners they've teamed up with...WOW! You'll be amazed! Got an i-phone or droid? There's a free app for that and you'll never be without your information. And the best thing of all....it's FREE!! (of course, there's an upgrade but I haven't needed it yet)

I hope you love Evernote as much as I do! Let me know what you think!



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Teresa Meyer is the Owner and Lead Staging Designer at Stage a Star, Cincinnati's Premiere Real Estate Staging company located in Cincinnati, Ohio. Teresa is an Accredited Staging Professional and recently awarded 2011 Midwest Stager Of The Year.  She is a member of RESA, Real Estate Staging Association, RESA Instructor and currently is the State of Ohio RESA President.   Teresa can be reached at 513-379-5488 or by email: teresameyer@fuse.net to answer your questions about the staging process and looks forward to assisting you in preparing and staging your house for the Cincinnati real estate market.

     

Stage A Star provides home staging services to Hamilton county Ohio, Butler county Ohio, Warren County, Ohio, Clermont county Ohio, West Chester, OH., Liberty Twp, OH., Mason, OH., Fairfield Twp., OH., Monroe, OH., Hyde Park, OH., Loveland, OH., Maineville, OH., Morrow, OH., Deer Park, OH., Indian Hill, OH., and surrounding Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky areas.

 

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Tessa Skeens
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Theresa - I found out about Evernote on another AR blog and have downloaded it and installed it on my computer and iphone. Now I just need to take the time to digest all it can do... gulp! It also stores photos and clips from websites so if you are browsing around it's an easy way to save all that stuff we used to write down on sticky notes. Thanks for the reminder!

October 26, 2010 10:01 AM
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Karen Dembsky
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Peachtree Home Staging LLC, Home Staging in Atlanta, GA

Nice -- I am checking it out -- I am not an organizational freak at all and could use the help!

October 26, 2010 04:19 PM
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Thank you thank you thank you!

Ana

January 10, 2011 11:05 AM
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Carol Gifford
Madison and Dane Cty. WI
Creative Edge Home Staging

Theresa:  Good information to know and I will definitely take your advice and review the instructions and blogs.  It's nice to know that there's a way to get organized that does not involve having millions of stickie notes plastered on my wall.  Thank you.

April 06, 2011 09:42 PM
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I hear you Carol!  Sticky notes drive me crazy now!  Hope you find Evernote to work great with your business!

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