April Showers

We’ve already blogged about how spring is back and we’re all excited that the (seemingly) endless winter season is finally over. Summer is on its way and that’s definitely great news.

However, one of the not-so-fantastic parts of spring’s return is all the rain that comes with it. The gloriously sunny days are interrupted by unexpected showers and storms, and some days can be just downright gray. We’re not too gloomy about it, though.

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While we’re not actually singing at our desks right now, it is about to start pouring down rain outside. If you google, “ways to be productive on a rainy day,” we bet you’ll get a lot of results. We definitely did. Here’s just one example: this website lists ten things to get done while it’s raining outside. Organizing definitely makes their list, and that happens to be our specialty.

During one of the many showers that will pop up throughout the month, we recommend that you take a few minutes to either sign up for ScheduleThing or to update the ScheduleThing site you already have. It’s free and easy to do, and we bet you’ll instantly feel like you spent the gloomy day well. What better way to be productive than by setting up your own online booking site?

It’s professional and affordable, so you’ll improve your marketability to clients without breaking the bank. Go ahead, while it’s raining you’re stuck inside anyway. Take the product tour and get started now, before all the April showers actually bring the May flowers they promised!

Your Lucky Day

After a brief hiatus, we’re back! We know you’re glad to see us, but our return isn’t the only reason why today is your lucky day. Even though St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone and you might still be recovering from celebrations (or from getting pinched for not wearing green), we’re here to make your luck last longer.

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First, check out this Huffington Post article about how to make your own luck. Our favorite of these suggestions is #3 on the list, which suggests that taking the necessary steps to succeed is the most important way to increase your luck. As the post outlines, this is the best way to be “lucky:” by creating your own success. You can do this through both preparation and motivation. If these sound like good ideas but you aren’t sure where to start, we have a suggestion for you: ScheduleThing!

You probably know from our previous posts that ScheduleThing can help you organize your life and keep your appointments and reservations in check. It streamlines your scheduling process and gives you the tools you need to eliminate the stress of disorganization from your life. When it comes to increasing your luck, getting organized is a great way to start.

ScheduleThing lets you create your own site with your own URL, which means that you make the rules. The easy, free setup process only takes minutes to complete, enabling you to take a huge organizational step right away. You can sync up all of your reservations using the automated iCal feeds, and our email notifications keep you updated when new appointments or cancellations arise. All of our features work together to increase your efficiency and save time. Make today your lucky day by creating your free booking site now!

Case of the Mondays

We know, it’s Monday. There’s one thing we all have in common on Sunday nights: we don’t want the weekend to end! The work week is long and for some reason Mondays always seem like the longest days of all.

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HowStuffWorks recently came up with some ways to make working on Monday a little better, though. Their “10 Ways to Organize Your Home Office By Next Monday” will help you de-stress and work more effectively— and these tips can apply to your office at work as well as at home.

Our favorite is #2 on their list, “Rein in your calendar and to-do lists.” We think we know a software that can help with that (hint: it’s us!). Instead of relying on disorganized post-it notes, planners, and desk calendars, streamlining with ScheduleThing is much easier and more efficient. When you’re less stressed about your schedule, it’s much easier to focus on getting your work done and getting Monday over and done with as soon as possible!

If you try these tips, let us know what kinds of results you get and what worked best for you. By this time next Monday, you could have a newly organized office, plus an awesome new way to keep track of scheduling and appointments!

More to Love

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Whether you’re single, married, or somewhere in between, we’re sure you know what today is. Valentine’s Day is the one, 24-hour period a year where love (or lack thereof) is on everyone’s mind. Just in case you’re fresh out of ideas for ways to celebrate, here’s a list of some of the best movies to watch on Valentine’s Day. Also in honor of the holiday, we’re excited to bring you a quick list of some of the most lovable things about ScheduleThing! Here it goes:

  • The scheduling dashboard lets you see upcoming appointments and reservations.
  • When you create your account, a public customer booking site is automatically created with your own unique URL.
  • Reservation Types allow you to set the rules for your online appointments and reservations.
  • The detailed calendar on your dashboard gives you access to everything there is to know about your upcoming reservations.
  • With automatic iCal feeds, you can sync all of your reservations.
  • ScheduleThing can send you emails when new reservations or cancellations occur.

Sign up today and spread the love!

Super Easy Booking

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Yesterday was one of the greatest sports (and junk food) nights of the year. Whether you watched for the game itself or just for the commercials, we bet you were tuned in. And if you didn’t quite make it to the final minutes, we’ll just tell you— it was a close game! With a final score of 34 to 31, it wasn’t an easy game for either the Ravens or the 49ers. But while you’re probably still recovering from overindulging in wings, pizza, and nachos, we want to tell you about something that is easy: setting up a ScheduleThing account!

In just minutes, you can be scheduling your appointments and accepting reservations online from your clients. It’s as simple as entering your business’s information and creating your reservation types and resources. Once those quick steps are completed, you can start your stress-free, paperless, and professional online scheduling. You’ll have your own booking site in minutes!

And did we mention that it’s free to sign up? Touchdown!

Resolve to Stay on Track

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It’s now nearing the end of January and for some of us, those new year’s resolutions that we were definitely going to stick with this time have already fallen by the wayside. Adding new elements to your routine (whether it’s extra workouts at the gym or more home-cooked meals during the week) can add stress to your already busy life.

We know this is a common problem. Forbes even made a list of 5 New Year’s Resolutions you are likely to break (and five you’ll probably keep)!

That’s where ScheduleThing comes in. It’s a great tool to help you keep track of a busy schedule and make time for new, healthier habits. The online scheduling software creates a place to make appointments and reservations. ScheduleThing’s purpose is to post your calendar and availability online in order for clients or customers to schedule their own appointment time with you.

The best part is, you set the parameters! Whether you’re a babysitter, attorney, real estate agent, or rely on scheduling in any other way, our software can book all of your appointments, leaving more time to do the things you really want to. The best part is, it’s free to sign up! ScheduleThing can help make your resolutions happen this year.

 

 

Style your way to a more successful business

Personal stylists and personal shoppers are in the business of making appointments and scheduling reservations with each of their clients. Whether it be an appointment to go shopping, have a fitting or reserve time in the day to help style someone’s wardrobe, the career of a personal stylist is always on the go. With such a hectic schedule and a full calendar, ScheduleThing is the perfect addition to assist in booking these appointments and making the process more efficient.

Any client can simply go to their stylist’s personal ScheduleThing website and choose the day/time that works for them and schedule an appointment of any kind. The plus to this system is that in addition to booking an appointment, the client is able to reserve specific resources that might be needed at the meeting (for example: racks of clothes, bags, shoes…)

ScheduleThing is completely customizable and will fit the aesthetic and personality of any stylist!

Sign-up now! https://www.schedulething.com/signup/

Is Organization the Enemy of Creativity?

“Is creativity stifled by organization or is it easier to be creative at a company that is extremely well run?”

— this was a question posed by a reader of Inc.

These are the reasons as to why an organized company makes it easier to be creative:

1. Makes it easier to get tasks done

2. Makes it easier for individuals to experiment

3. Having structure provokes individuals to to more richer and daring work

4. Constraints can provoke original and unexpected work

5. Puts emphasis and energy on what matters to employees and customers

Check out the rest of the article!

http://www.inc.com/margaret-heffernan/leadership-organization-innovation-creativity.html

Online Organization vs. Paper & Pencil Organization

 

Why should anyone create a website in order to organize their appointments?

Easy answer, because online organization is faster, more efficient and easier to navigate compared to classic pencil and paper ways to organize.

Just think, if you were to only make reservations and appointments over the phone then the time you could have spent doing more important tasks was spent talking to customers and answering questions that a website easily could have done for you.

Online scheduling is the solution for anyone in a profession that thrives on maintaining a consistent customer base.

When first upgrading from paper and pencil scheduling you must rememberthree important things:

1. Embrace your personality!!

– When creating an online presence you must always embrace who you are and what you are all about. Never disguise yourself! If you are a photographer, make your site creative and fun to look at. If you are a doctor, make your profile professional and mature.

2. Commit

– Once you develop a ScheduleThing site do not forget about it! Commit to your new organization plan and utilize the website to its fullest potential.

3. Use your resources

-If you are new to the online world and are clueless in how to approach the situation do not be afraid to get help. First, check out the ScheduleThing website and watch the introductory video, read the guidelines and look through example sites. Then, ask a colleague or friend who is sufficient in “internet language.”

Create Your Free Booking Site Now!

Organization, What is the Point?

What is the point of being organized? Have you ever had someone ask you this question or overhead people talking about organization and why it is said everyone should embody organizational characteristics and skills.

Well, the answer is simple. EVERYONE can benefit from obtaining a few organizational skills. The first step towards becoming an organized individual is to understand why organization can be essential in your daily life. Here are the top 5 reasons to be organized:

1. Reduces Stress: no need to worry about not making a deadline or forgetting about an appointment, once organization is implemented into your life say goodbye to worries!

2. Saves Time: never again will you need to waste precious time or have to reschedule anything due to your lack of organization.

3. Manages Your Workload: organizational tools such as calendars, lists, online scheduling sites, agendas/planners and reminders are great ways manage anyone’s hectic work duties and tasks.

4. Prioritizes Your Schedule: If you find it difficult to prioritize and manage your time well, then becoming organized is the best solution. When organization is applied into daily life, tasks are clearly defined. Time does not wait for anyone or anything, so managing the time you do have is important.

5. Less Forgetful: When something is not written down it is very common to forget what you were supposed to do. Because of this forgetfulness that everyone is guilty of having happen to them, organizing and writing down tasks/deadlines/meetings and etc.. is extremely important.

Create Your Free Booking Site Now!