Paperwork Part 2- Organising and filing
3 Nov 2020
This week we're still on paperwork (yay!).
This episode is focused on ensuring your pieces of paper have somewhere to live in your home. A spot other than the front of the fridge or the kitchen counter. There's one tip in here that will IMMEDIATELY make you more organised, even if you have piles everywhere. Get into it!
Here are the four major types of paperwork:
- Paperwork that triggers an action (‘Action’ paperwork).
- Paperwork that doesn’t require action, but needs to be kept for later use (‘Reference’).
- Paperwork not requiring any action, but needing to be kept for frequent use (‘Quick reference’)
- Paperwork that relates to a once-off project (‘Project’).
Places to store those:
IF IT’S NOT BEING WRITTEN ON OR READ, IT SHOULD BE VERTICAL
- Collect it all together (recent stuff first)
- Sort into Action and Reference
- Group your actions by the type of action (Eg bills to pay, people to call, forms to fill out etc)
- Group your reference in themes that make sense to you. Go for 5-7 broad groups first
- Sub-group as necessary, set up your binders or suspension files and file away
More detail on paperwork, what to keep and discard and how to organise in Bec's ebook - see link below.
Tara's Simple Christmas Project free download - see link below