Does your office look like a trash can? Do you have piles in every corner? Does it take you a long time to find the right bill to pay? Do you wish all the paper would just disappear?
Here are some quick suggestions:
1. Create a quick filing system on your desk. I call it the hot file
To Pay, To File, Coupons, Events, Invitations, Pending, To Do Work, Children/School
2. Touch each paper once and decide which file it should go into
3. For the Filing system, create an alphabetical systems for your papers. i.e.; Auto, Banking Credit Cards, Home, Insurance, Medical Travel, Utilities , Warranties
4. Open the mail each day for 5 minutes and sort quickly
5. Set aside time each week to pay bills
6. Spend 20 minutes at your desk each day creating order and keeping up with your paper work
7. Make a to do list with that is within your priorities
8. Write down all your phone messages in one place and keep track of all your return calls and numbers
9. Keep your business cards in one place and write them onto your contact list If you need a hard copy, keep them in a notebook.
10. Reward yourself for your efforts and keep track of your current papers.