Change the document grid to optimize your workflow
Aligning objects to a consistent visual grid immediately makes your documents look more professional and communicate greater authority. You look like you know what you're doing.
Dragging every object around on the page to make sure it aligns with everything around it is annoying and less than efficient. Use InDesign's built-in “document grid” to make alignment easier.
However, there's one more trick:
In graphics and layout programs the world over, pressing the arrow key once moves the selected object 1 pixel. And pressing shift PLUS the arrow key moves the selected object 10 pixels.
What if when you shift+arrow clicked to move objects around, they stayed aligned with your document grid? How wicked efficient would that be?