Author Archives: Elizabeth Bowman

Elizabeth D. Bowman
President, Organizing and Productivity Expert
206-494-9822 ext. 712
elizabeth@innovativelyorganized.com

From the Washington DC area and raised in Virginia Beach, VA and Key West, FL, Elizabeth received her B.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. She has five years of experience in the defense contracting and consulting industry. While working for an international consulting firm, she focused on creating and delivering training presentations for corporations, in addition to designing, building, and implementing new software systems for various government agencies.

As the President of Innovatively Organized, which she founded in 2007, she works with busy professionals to implement innovative solutions for their daily organizational challenges. Through workflow assessments, process improvement, productivity tools and apps, she helps overwhelmed teams or business owners find more time in their day. She also provides speaking presentations, gives seminars, and hosts webinars on a variety of topics, including email organization and time management. A self-proclaimed “geek,” Elizabeth loves researching new productivity tools. Personally, her favorite tool to staying organized is a scanner, so she can be as paperless as possible. Elizabeth is an active member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). She has been on the Board of Directors for the past four years and served as the immediate past president for the Seattle Area NAPO Chapter for two years.

As a member of the Seattle Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association, she helped establish a scholarship fund to send students from Washington to VT. You can find her during football season cheering on the Hokies with her husband Eric and other VT alumni. She enjoys drinking coffee and traveling every chance she can get. She has already explored Greece, the Bahamas, the Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, England, Denmark, France, Spain, Iceland, Gibraltar, Germany, Belgium, Alaska, and Hawaii. Half Puerto Rican, she speaks un poco Español and loves visiting her extended family. She is still hoping to see Brazil and Australia. Even though she misses the East Coast, she loves Seattle, especially the view from the top of the Space Needle. She has a huge celebrity crush on Matt Lauer- not just for his good looks, but because he is also incredibly organized!

Increase productivity with Evernote during the holidays

This time of year, especially because of the holidays, my calendar begins filling up with lots of  “to-do’s” such as client events, shopping trips and out-of-town travel. In the past, having a hectic schedule made it even harder to remember things like directions to a party, gift ideas, and people to add to my holiday card list. Most of […]

An organized way to cook and carry holiday dishes

‘Tis the season of holiday lunches and potlucks! Many of you will be hosting or attending group events with lots of goodies brought from home. This simple cook and carry 3-qt bakeware by Pyrex® set will make it simple to make and transport your holiday dishes. Also, it’s one or two less dishes to use […]

Organize your media collection with online swaps!

We’ve all been there – you’re organizing your home and create a pile of books, DVDs and CDs that you have no more use for. Your friends don’t want it. You could just donate it but…you can’t help but think about all of the money spent on these items. Enter http://www.swap.com, and paperbackswap.com, where you […]

Stay Organized with Firefox Home on iPhone

I’ve been using Firefox Home as my mobile Internet browser on my iPhone, and there are some great benefits: What you have on your desktop goes with you on your iPhone – your Firefox history, bookmarks, and open tabs. You won’t have to retype URLs or spend time searching for your favorite websites. Every time you launch […]

Keeping track of gifts received

When opening presents during birthday parties, wedding or baby showers, and the holidays, use small mailing labels to jot down the name of the giver and stick it on the gift so you can track who gave what. Being able to quickly identify the giver’s name will help you organize all your thank you notes!

Double-duty cookware saves space

For an organized kitchen, this innovative stackable cookware can go directly from your oven to your dining table! Totally modern in design, these stackable dishes can be configured in multiple ways to cook your food and can be easily stored in the cabinet together. The grooved scalloped cutouts on the bottom allow air to circulate, ensuring food is heated evenly. And they are […]

How to increase productivity in your office cubicle

Without a ceiling and a door to close, a cubicle workspace is easily invaded by noises and movement created by other people. Sometimes sitting in a cubicle seems like an open invitation for others to stop by to chat or ask questions. This can really affect your productivity in the office. An innovative and polite way to communicate to […]

Upcoming Webinar about organizing your contacts

Weighing Your CRM Options Thursday, November 4th 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM PDT Effective Customer Relations Management (CRM) helps you manage sales and client communication and tasks so you can stay focused on reaching prospects, clients, and vendors and plan for your business’s future. In this session, learn about: – Tracking/managing leads, customers, and contacts to drive sales. – […]

Purging the Pantry for an Organized Kitchen

Just like the refrigerator, the pantry needs to be evaluated and inventoried at least once a year. Start by emptying the shelves so you can see what you have and sort items into these categories: Items used every day Items used less frequently Unopened items or items you no longer want (donate to charity) Expired items to trash Then take several minutes […]

TeuxDeux

TeuxDeux is a free electronic “to do” site that can be used to keep track of your current and future tasks without using scraps of paper than can get lost in the shuffle. You can easily access the program from you desktop or mobile phone (they have an app for the program here), cross off […]