Use Simple Filing Categories.
A good home filing system does not require complicated codes, numerical systems, computer programs or indexes. Features like these cause extra work. Who needs more work?
Limit Your Filing Categories.
Fewer filing categories with very broad descriptions make filing and finding papers easier. Unlimited subjects can be seamlessly added to the system. Giving your system room to grow and change as your priorities and life changes.
Use Colorful Filing Labels.
Color and graphics are recognized quicker than words and create an intuitive filing system if used consistently.
File Papers Based on Retention Requirements.
Generally speaking we keep papers because they are vital documents, important records or everyday references. Most vital documents need to be kept forever, safe and secure. Records are kept based on individual lifestyle needs, usually IRS or legal requirements. References are kept for use and can be tossed at will.
- Vital documents are filed safely in their own container. Ready to grab and go in an emergency.
- Important records are out of the way. Carefully filed if you should need them.
- References are located in strategic locations. Stored creatively where they are most often used.
File Papers in Convenient Locations.
A total filing solution in your home office may not be the best choice for your papers. For one simple reason, your home office is not in your everyday flow. Papers have to flow easily and effortlessly in and out of your life.
Are you ready to get your papers filed for peace of mind? Download my free home filing system blueprint today.
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