Below is a list of products and vendors I most often recommend for increased productivity and organization. If you have questions or need assistance with the implementation of any organization or productivity tool, let’s schedule a time to discuss.

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ProAction Planner

The ProAction Planner™ is a weekly planner that was created by Lori Vande Krol, Productivity Expert and Owner of Life Made Simple. It contains space for 5 important steps of the ProAction Process™ – a proven system that takes you from top-level goal-setting and prioritization to tactical planning on an annual, monthly, and weekly basis. The process ensures you are working on the right things each day and can easily tie your actions to your vision and goals. Additional features include habit tracking, gratitude, and notes pages.

The ProAction Planner will help you to:

  • Gain control over your time,
  • transition from reactive to proactive in your day-to-day life,
  • reach your short-term and long-term goals, and
  • find the happiness and success you deserve.

Learn more about the ProAction Planner.

Microsoft365 for Business
The Microsoft 365 family of tools allows you to coordinate all of your information for a more efficient workflow (Includes Outlook, OneNote, OneDrive, Sharepoint, Teams, and more). Learn more about Microsoft 365 for business.

I love the Paper Tiger system and software for paper file inventory and management. Index your files and find them in 5 seconds or less!


Fujitsu ScanSnap iX1600 Color Duplex Document Scanner with Touch Screen for Mac and PC is my favorite tool for scanning and moving towards a paperless environment. It’s worth every penny in the space and time you save storing and searching for documents.

Backblaze and Carbonite each offer a safe, efficient solution for backing up your digital files in the cloud. 

Time Timer is a unique timer that allows you to visualize and manage the passage of time. It is available in many sizes and formats, including digital apps.


Lori Vande Krol was honored to be a part of the Amazon best-selling book, 1 Habit For a Thriving Home Office: Killer Habits of the Happiest Achieving Home-Based business people on the planet. It’s a great book to read one or two chapters at a time to implement and practice your new habits for productivity and growth.