What is one of the simplest items, but will make your home office very productive? A planner. I have one that I use ALL the time. I am constantly writing in it. It will help you to keep all of your dates organized. But just having a planner will not make your dates organized. You have to properly learn to use your planner. The first way to use it properly is to actually use it. Keep it out on your desk, don’t put it in a drawer where you will forget about it. If you get a phone call you want to have it right there so you don’t need to search. Also, when your planner is out, you will use it more often because it is easier to get to. Make sure you write everything down, not only things that have to do with your business, but also your personal life. This way you won’t plan dinner with a potential client when you have already committed to go to your friend’s birthday party. When you use a planner properly it is one of the best office items you can have. They can come suit a variety of needs. Whether you need very specific or just weekly less specific, you can find the one you need.