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When I worked as a carpenter in the field, I organized my toolbelt in a particular way. On my left I kept a utility chisel, my tape measure, and two pouches filled with 8d and 16d nails. On my right I stored my pencil, my utility knife, and my hammer. Other carpenters devised different arrangements, but those who were most productive could reach for the tool they wanted without looking. Making your business more efficient is no more difficult than arranging your toolbelt. But it does require some thought and an investment of time and money. Start with the small stuff that will improve your efficiency, and work your way up to the bigger ideas as you