So here goes. I've been in the purging mood. I get like that in the spring. Among other projects, I recently focused on my filing cabinet. My business files have been neglected. They were in good working order but I needed to thin them out - Take Out (recycle and shred) the stuff that brings me no value.
I'm pretty quick at making decisions on what stays and what goes, but here are the 5 questions I like to ask if I get stuck:
- Will I need to refer to this in the future?
- Is this information current?
- Can I get this information again? (online?)
- Do I need to keep this for legal/tax purposes?
- What would be the worst thing that would happen if I got rid of this?
Here's the end result - a large box of papers to recycle.
If you are looking to tackle the papers in you home, you'll want to join me for my successful Virtual Workshop: Paper Organizing for Busy Moms.
You'll join me and other moms by phone as I walk you through the steps of eliminating those piles of papers.
"Paula, I LOVE the systems [we set up] and it is motivating to see how much I have accomplished already! The day of the workshop I kept organizing until that night. I was amazed at how much I got done in one day. I've already had several times where I needed to locate something and I actually found it within seconds! No more wasting time searching."
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