The most important thing I ever did to increase my productivity

As a self-proclaimed “Geek”, I’ve tried just about every new gadget and service. To create more TIME for my family and my work, I’m on a never-ending quest for efficiency. Some technology costs too much and takes too long to setup, but the best bang I ever got for my buck was adding a second monitor.

Having a second monitor provides you with additional screen space, letting you view significantly more at once than with a single display. For example, let’s say that you are the office manager or bookkeeper for a company and often need to switch between a work order and Quickbooks. Having another monitor allows you to view both simultaneously and switch between them at a glance instead of having to move from one program to the other.

I’m always excited to get a new hardware upgrade or to discover a new technology service that makes life easier, but above all, this one took the cake! Next month we’ll talk about when I added a THIRD monitor!  (Just kidding. I did, but it’s not nearly as exciting as going from one monitor to two!)