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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Using a Planner to Make Filing Easier

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Filing is the worst chore in the universe for some people. I hear about it all the time.

Tell you what...I'll do your filing if you scrub my bathtubs! I hate bathtubs more than any other chore.

Also, I've found a way to deal with my piles of unfiled papers that actually works.

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My How I Use Planners When Filing video shows you the complete system that I use for managing household files.

Some of my favorite tips include:

1. Keep tons of easy-to-use supplies on hand, like blank manilla folders and my super secret weapon for neatly labeled folders!

2. Schedule a monthly or quarterly appointment with your files.

3. Maintain a master list of files (and subfiles, if you use them) in the notes section of your planner.

TIP: If you don't use a planner, just tape the list to the file box.

4. Choose a file box that is portable and easy-to-access.

5. Use a decorative magazine rack as a hold and a file box. 

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Tanya @ Moms Small Victories said...

Ugh, filing is right up there with ironing as my most dreaded tasks. I moved our filing cabinet to the kitchen so I can file papers right away and not let them pile up. It's helped quite a bit. Thanks for sharing with Small Victories Sunday Linkup. Pinned to our linkup board and hope you found some great posts to visit this week.

Unknown said...

Filing is never fun...thanks for finding a way to make it a little easier! Always love when you link up your great ideas with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!