Is filing papers in a filing cabinet like filing in a big black hole, the papers are lost forever? Or maybe you need to have all of your files where you can see them but don’t want them on your desk? Filing cabinets just don’t work for you? Consider using a rolling file cart that can easily roll out of the way when you don’t need it, or maybe even tucked away under your desk. What I like about a rolling file cart is that you can take it outside on a nice day or roll it to the family room and file away while enjoying nature or watching TV. Besides it takes the monotony out of filing if you’re doing something fun at the same time. Take a look at these rolling file carts at OfficeMax http://tinyurl.com/86oeegs.
Here are some tips to cut down on paper accumulation: 1. Trash junk mail immediately (credit card offers, blank checks, or any document that can be used to steal your identity should be shredded). 2. Sign up for paperless statements for bank statements and monthly bills. 3. Stop magazine and newspaper subscriptions you’re no longer interested in or don’t have the time to read. 4. Don’t make copies of any document unless you absolutely need it. 5. Instead of printing a document save it electronically on your computer. Keep in mind that a lot of information is readily available on the internet.
We know how quickly a small pile of paper can quickly grow into a mountain of paper which is why it’s important to deal with papers a minimum of once a week. This includes going through incoming mail, filing, paying bills, and handling other action related papers. Remember that File 13, “AKA Trash Can”, can be your best friend.