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It's organization time

me and a blue wall

With new titles come new responsibilities, which means more to keep track of. I'm about to overhaul my desk and my task-management system, so before I really dig in beyond cleaning my desk, I thought I'd throw the questions out there:

  1. What's your favorite task-management program? Preferably one that allows you to set deadlines for tasks and organize complicated subjects while being able to prioritize.
  2. What are your favorite resources for customizing your desk? I'm looking for ideas for using vertical space in a cubicle, in particular. I have some bookshelves I could repurpose, too, if necessary, but I'd prefer to be able to hang something from my cube wall. I'm looking particularly at things like this, but I'm wondering if I might be missing some possibility, particularly something that could hang above the computer and hold more than just paper. And for something that could hold large stacks of 11 x 17 paper (galleys) and such---piles of paper that I generally need in plain sight but not always right on the surface of my desk.
  3. Speaking of piles of paper, slush pile management practices (digital and paper) welcome.
  4. How do you keep e-mail and other digital resources organized? Any particular systems you prefer? (I'm doing much better on the computer than on my desk, but while I'm in this organizing kick, I'm also planning on integrating these ideas into e-organization as well.)
  5. Any resources you go to for office organization, particularly desks and file systems? Links, please!
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