Papers! They seem to multiply creating piles everywhere. If I’m being honest, papers are one of the hardest things for me to stay on top of. There is just so many of them and trying to find the time to sort through everything before they become a cluttered pile can be exhausting. However, having a properly organized filing system can make a huge difference.
This filing system is based off the same principles used in the Freedom Filer system. When I set this up, I read about the Freedom Filer system and liked the concepts just not the price. So I tweaked a few things and created a DIY system that works for me and my family.
If you want to set up your own simple filing system to keep you organized for the new year, just follow the steps below!
Read more: Create an Organized Filing System via The Simply Organized Home
Paperwork! If you’re like most people, you probably feel overwhelmed at times with all the paper clutter you need to deal with and organize. Unless you’re getting e-bills only, then you’ve got monthly bills and account statements to sift through, on top of junk mail, medical records, insurance documents, warranties, receipts, manuals, your kids’ school papers, tax documents, and more! That’s a lot of paperwork to keep track of! And the bad thing is that you could be in big trouble if you wind up needing one of those documents and aren’t able to find it. Luckily, there are many different ways to get a handle on all the paper in your life! Check out these 10 Handy Ways to Organize Your Personal Papers!
Read more: 10 Handy Ways to Organize Your Personal Papers via A Culticated Nest
Many owners view filing systems as a necessary evil since by taking the time to set it up and maintain it doesn’t help make money for their business. So, they quickly file papers in groups that may or may not be appropriate just to get it out of the way and give them more time to do things that help them make money. But, then they get frustrated when they can’t find what they were looking for in the future. The reality is all businesses need to keep retrievable files and need to have systems in place to manage this paperwork no matter how large or small the business is.
Here are some suggestions for what to keep in your small business files. Review and set them up sooner than later. You will be happy that you did.
Read more: 7 Areas to Organize in Your Office Files via Sabrina’s Admin Services Blog