2015 Success Now: Action Step #26 – Simplify the Search

file-foldersI’m curious if your ‘to file’ pile may be as high as your filing cabinet!

Did you know that 80% of what you file you never look at again? We keep way too much paper.

When you have a good filing system set up life at work and home gets so much better.

I’m not going to ask you to clean out your entire file cabinet today. I just want you to start with 10 folders. Yes, just 10.

Take 10 out right now and go through them with a skeptical eye. Do you REALLY need to keep the papers? If so, would a different label make more sense?

If you are not sure how long to keep certain documents here is a link to a great paper retention guide that may help you toss/recycle/shred what you don’t need to keep.

Tomorrow do another 10, and 10 the next day, and so on until you have gone through your entire file system. The next time you either need to file or find a paper you will thank yourself (and me!) for doing what may be a very boring task. Personally, I love going through file cabinets and getting good systems set up. But, that’s me! You can do this.

What are you waiting for?

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