We have all been in offices or homes where plies of
Wasn’t the invention of the computer supposed to decrease the amount of
Many have heard the advice to handle a piece of
The advice that has worked best for my clients is to advance the
Everyone has a system for handling paperwork, the key is whether the system is working, or not! Some systems are very complicated, but complicated
Have the following within easy reach:
a garbage bin
a shredding container
Play the game “get rid of as much
Reduce the amount of
When you pick up a piece of
There are several action choices that can be taken for each piece of
Schedule time to handle the paperwork and not let it pile up.
Whatever system you choose to use you will want to adapt it to your own personal needs and style.
Start with the most current
Action Folder Tips: To get started you will need several file folders, marking pens and a stair-step file rack or other file holder.
Locate the file rack with-in arms reach of where you sit at your desk of where you sort the paperwork and mail at home.
Clearly mark file folders in large bold writing – use action words, for example.
Add more folders according to actions that you frequently perform.
If you have partners or an assistant that items need to go to, then make folders up for them too that say “To Patty”, or “To Jim”. They can check the folders for items when you are out of the office, or you can hand the folder contents to them when they walk in.
These ideas can be adapted for roommates, spouses and children in your home.
Once you set up a system some minor adjustments might be needed. The important thing is to NOT let the piles of