RECLAIM MY SPACE: A journey to clarity #2

25 10 2010

A Written Journey from one of OuttaSpace Clients:  Entry #2

In my second visit with Cristina Maria we tackled space maximization issues.  I took my first trip to Ikea and on a very strict budget and purchased many strategic items that completely TRANSFORMED the look and most important THE FEEL of my home. I could really feel the energy start to shift. Cristina helped me realize that I needed to separate my work area from my relax area and she suggested we do this by diving the living room from my office area using my shelves as “walls” or “dividers”, ingenious yet simple – it ended up looking AMAZING and really creating that separation that now allows me to be more focused and productive while I work, and then shut off completely when I’m done for the day and relaxing. Thank you Cristina for helping me make my apartment a HOME and my SANCTUARY! Stay tuned for the next visit – I’ll be reporting directly from Ikea!

Osmara Vindel
The Solopreneur Strategist
http://www.osmaravindel.com

Here are the photos of the second consultation after making her first trip to Ikea.

Stay Tuned for the next Journey Entry #3

“A Home For Everything You Own”®

The OuttaSpace Team

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Shoeboxed.com~ Transforms receipts, business cards and documents into searchable data

11 10 2010

If you work in the business world, you surely have receipts, business cards, bills, and other paper documents floating around your office and car, or tucked inside your wallet. All these pesky pieces of paper are critical for tax preparation, surviving IRS audits, and sales or networking, but they are a huge pain to organize and are always easy to lose. Pushing these receipts or contracts through an expensive scanner or manually entering information into spreadsheets is tedious and time-consuming, as is hiring an assistant. And according to PriceWaterhouseCoopers, businesses spend $20 in labor to file a paper document and $120 to find a misfiled document.
Enter Shoeboxed.com, a company that transforms receipts, business cards and other paper documents into searchable, organized and useful data. With Shoeboxed, you’ll never waste another minute on scanning and data entry, or lose an important paper document again.
Shoeboxed is a robust paper clutter solution that comes with mobile, email and mail-in options to submit documents for processing. After users send documents to Shoeboxed, everything is scanned, data entered and human-verified. The extracted information is then organized and uploaded to the Shoeboxed web application, a secure site  where users can access their individual accounts online from any computer. In the account, users can print copies of documents, generate expense reports and export data to QuickBooks, Quicken, Excel, PDF, Outright.com, FreshBooks, Outlook, Address Book, Salesforce and more. Since Shoeboxed is an IRS-accepted electronic storage system, receipts are always tax and audit-ready, and the hard copies can be discarded after processing.
Shoeboxed Mobile is great for travelers or any smartphone user. You simply snap a photo of a receipt or a business card on the spot, and forward the image to your unique Mobile email address. The image will be data entered, organized and categorized in your account. For iPhone users an application is available in the iTune store for submitting receipts.
Shoeboxed offers a 30 day free trial, so click here to check it out!

Shoeboxed.com

“A Home For Everything You Own”®

The OuttaSpace Team

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RECLAIM MY SPACE: A journey to clarity #1

20 09 2010

A Written Journey from one of OuttaSpace Clients:  Entry #1

Space matters. Really, it does. I didn’t fully believe this until recently, when I had the pleasure of connecting with Space Master, Cristina Maria. She said something to me that really hit home: “Your environment is an outer reflection of your mind” (or something along those lines…)
“Sh*t,” I thought, “That doesn’t reflect a pretty picture of me!” I’ve been in transition this year, and reclaiming my space has been that breath of fresh air I have so desperately needed. I’ve never really been one to put much attention on “making my house a home”, but now that my space was to be SOLELY mine, I wanted it to be a sanctuary for me. As I looked around at my apartment I scanned the energy – dead. The walls were barren, there was no warmth, major clutter , clashing furniture… it was cold and definitely NOT the reflection of me I wanted to see.  My space was not conducive to productivity (I wasted SO much time EVERYDAY looking frantically for anything and everything), clarity, creativity, inspiration, you name it. Basically my space was not workflow conscious… And considering I run my business from home that was no good… any (savvy) solopreneur knows that their space MUST be workflow conscious… which opens way to inspired BIG ideas and constant effectiveness.
My initial consultation with Cristina was beyond powerful. She immediately got to the core of why I had been unknowingly resisting putting some “lovin” into my place… She went through every room and area and we assessed what I was envisioning, what was most practical, and how I could maximize my space whilst reusing items I already had. The session ended with a strategic plan beautifully intermixed with frugal shopping, relocating current furniture, recycling furniture by repainting, and more. We focused mostly on the living room, work area, foyer, bedroom and balcony. I was inspired and excited to see the changes that would be transpiring during the coming months… I was excited to finally be taking steps to make my home my sanctuary…
I made a trip to Ikea  a few days later with a clear idea about what I needed to get.  A few hours later, my apartment was completely transformed into my vision! What was most striking was the shift in energy – you could definitely feel the difference… the air felt light and more clear… I am so grateful to have the chance to work with Cristina, she’s so passionately determined to help people realize the oh-so-frequently overlooked connection between the quality of your mind and the inherent energy that lies in all of the objects we own.  Do yourself a favor today and scan your home. Ask yourself – Does my home reflect a side of me I want to see?

Osmara Vindel
The Solopreneur Strategist
http://www.osmaravindel.com

Here are the photos of the initial consultation prior to procuring anything from Ikea.  Stay Tuned for my next Journey Entry #2!

“A Home For Everything You Own”®

The OuttaSpace Team

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“Reclaim Your Space”

16 08 2010

Check out my interview with Osmara Vindel, Solopreneur Strategist and creator of the “Fearlessly Fabulous” program for women entrepreneurs. Her free e-zine  is full of great resources such as articles, books, interviews and much more to help you re-boot your brain, get out of your own way and create a successful business for yourself. Click here: http://www.osmaravindel.com.

LISTEN TO:  Reclaim Your Space

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The OuttaSpace Team

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Is Your Office OuttaSpace?

8 07 2010

Cristina Maria Lloyd is “Cris-Crossing” the Country kicking mess and taking names! She arrives on the scene of anyone, anywhere who’s being controlled by clutter. Her guests come from all walks of life but with one thing in common; they’re OuttaSpace! In this video she works with a Miami entrepreneur to straighten up his desk in order to clear the way to success.

CHECK OUT THE VIDEO
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1u9BdADzt0

“A Home For Everything You Own”®

The OuttaSpace Team

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The Container Store held a private event for the members of the NAPO-South Florida Chapter

6 04 2010

I am so please to share the  Grand Opening Event at The Container Store held on Thursday, March 4, 2010

The Container Store held a private event for the members of the NAPO-South Florida Chapter at their newest store at The Village of Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach. We had a great turnout of both active and associate members. Audrey Robertson, PR Director, provided interesting background on The Container Store as well as a guided tour of their newest location. Goody bags for all and prize drawings highlighted the morning. A number of the members returned that evening for the Grand Opening Private Party attended by hundreds of guests. Great food and music insured a wonderful time for everyone. Several members were photographed during the festivities for The Container Store’s newsletter.

“A Home For Everything You Own”®

The OuttaSpace Team

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