CHECK OUT OUR STORE Easy Organizer Get Organized Now! by Maria Gracia FINALLY ORGANIZED FINALLY MARIA GRACIA FOR THE HOME Free Sales Tips Pricing Display How Much Can You Make? What to Sell? HOW TO MAKE A BUNDLE AT YOUR NEXT  Get Organized Now! VALUABLE BONUSES INCLUDED! TM When? Getting the Word Out GARAGE SALE and Much More! MARIA GRACIA GOOD BYE CLUTTER! GOOD BYE CLUTTER! Get Organized Now! VALUABLE BONUSES INCLUDED! TM  Clear Your Clutter the Fast and Easy Way! MARIA GRACIA SIX VALUABLE BONUSES INCLUDED! Get Organized Now! TM MARIA GRACIA My Oh-So  Deluxe!  Filing Organized  System •	Quick Set Up and Easy to Use •	File & Find Your Documents Fast •	8 Folder Zones and 399 Pre-Named Categories for Your File Folders •	Includes Easy-to-Follow Filing Guidelines •	2 Additional Folder Zones: “The Never Forget” Tickler File System & The Paid Bills System •	Fully Customizable!

Organizing All Your Paperwork At Home

If you have been slowly organizing your things, you would realize that seeing stacks and piles can make you crazy. Now, you’re wondering how you are going to store all this important paperwork. Organizing paperwork can take time and effort because you have to sort out which documents you still need and which ones you don’t. Here are some tips to help you on your road to paperwork organization: Invest in a Filing Cabinet The first thing that you should do is invest in a filing cabinet that can help you organize all your stacks of papers. Make sure that your cabinet is sturdy enough to hold all your files as they can become more substantial as time goes on. You wouldn’t want your essential insurance paperwork to get lost among a pile of receipts in the junk drawer. If you can get a stylish yet durable filing cabinet, the better. Come Up with a Filing System Once you have a space specifically for your paperwork, you should now come up with a filing system that will guide you every time a paper lands on your desk. So, instead of documents and bills ending in your drawer, you can easily file them in your cabinet. Keep your system simple, so it would be easier for you to stick to it. Use Colors One of the best things about filing paperwork is that you can be as creative as you want to be. It would be best to use colors for your labels to help you distinguish bills from reports. Sort Paperwork When you get sorting, you have to decide whether your documents are indeed important or they can be discarded. Some of the documents that you should keep are: Birth certificates Marriage certificate Titles and Deeds Contracts Insurance policies Bank account information Credit card details Medical records Loan and mortgage agreements Passports SSS numbers School records Employment records Business licenses Tax returns Warranties Deed of Sales Wills Note that tax returns should be kept for at least five years from the date of the last filing. Sort them accordingly. You can have a separate drawer for home, office, and business. Folders can combine all related documents with a colored tab or label. For medical records, you can file Medicare and Humana Medicare Supplement paperwork together for easier access. For the bills, they should also be kept in a separate drawer. One of the effective ways to do is to have a filing rack that should separate your To Do, To Pay, To File, and To Read. Make Paperwork Filing a Habit It would be best that you make sure that your filing rack is clean at the end of the day, especially the To File basket, so they don’t end up piling up, and you just end up keeping everything or throwing away important papers. When you do this on a daily basis, it can only take about 10-20 minutes of your time each day. If you let it pile up, it can take you the whole day. You choose. Make Digital Copies If you are unsure of what documents to keep, you can make digital copies of them, so should you need them, you can reference your soft copy. The same filing system should go into your soft copies. Label them accordingly and store them in your PC, where you can easily access them should the need arise. For example, you can download your medical information from your hospital’s website and save it on your laptop. Go Paperless It would also be useful to request your billers to send you digital copies of your bills and receipts instead, so you don’t have to keep a bunch of papers. This method can also help you contribute to the wellness of the environment. You can also ask your billers if you can settle your bills electronically so you don’t have to fill out forms that can only add to the clutter. Get Your Family Involved Of course, not all paperwork in your household is yours and yours alone. Get your whole family into the organization task. If the paperwork is your husband’s, let him take care of it. It would also be useful to teach your children about minding their own paperwork as early as possible. Sorting through mail can be taxing. You have to go through a mix of bills, business files, tax records, and your child’s drawings. Coming up with a clearcut system of managing all your paperwork should not be taken lightly. It needs careful planning. Yes, paperwork organization can take time. However, when you factor in all the saved energy and time in the long run, you’d realize that filing documents as soon as you get hold of them is much easier and manageable.
The Original Get Organized Now! Website - Since 1997 by Maria Gracia

Articles

Copyright 1998 - 2020 Get Organized Now!™ 611 Arlington Way, Watertown, WI 53094 All of our GON information on this Web site, discussion forum, newsletters and e-mail correspondence, is protected by copyright laws. Reprint is strictly forbidden, unless stated otherwise on individual pages. Anyone posting copyrighted material or correspondence, without permission from the owner of this Web site, will be liable for damages. For reprint permission, please contact the owner of this Web site.
Organizing All Your Paperwork At Home If you have been slowly organizing your things, you would realize that seeing stacks and piles can make you crazy. Now, you’re wondering how you are going to store all this important paperwork. Organizing paperwork can take time and effort because you have to sort out which documents you still need and which ones you don’t. Here are some tips to help you on your road to paperwork organization: Invest in a Filing Cabinet The first thing that you should do is invest in a filing cabinet that can help you organize all your stacks of papers. Make sure that your cabinet is sturdy enough to hold all your files as they can become more substantial as time goes on. You wouldn’t want your essential insurance paperwork to get lost among a pile of receipts in the junk drawer. If you can get a stylish yet durable filing cabinet, the better. Come Up with a Filing System Once you have a space specifically for your paperwork, you should now come up with a filing system that will guide you every time a paper lands on your desk. So, instead of documents and bills ending in your drawer, you can easily file them in your cabinet. Keep your system simple, so it would be easier for you to stick to it. Use Colors One of the best things about filing paperwork is that you can be as creative as you want to be. It would be best to use colors for your labels to help you distinguish bills from reports. Sort Paperwork When you get sorting, you have to decide whether your documents are indeed important or they can be discarded. Some of the documents that you should keep are: Birth certificates Marriage certificate Titles and Deeds Contracts Insurance policies Bank account information Credit card details Medical records Loan and mortgage agreements Passports SSS numbers School records Employment records Business licenses Tax returns Warranties Deed of Sales Wills Note that tax returns should be kept for at least five years from the date of the last filing. Sort them accordingly. You can have a separate drawer for home, office, and business. Folders can combine all related documents with a colored tab or label. For medical records, you can file Medicare and Humana Medicare Supplement paperwork together for easier access. For the bills, they should also be kept in a separate drawer. One of the effective ways to do is to have a filing rack that should separate your To Do, To Pay, To File, and To Read. Make Paperwork Filing a Habit It would be best that you make sure that your filing rack is clean at the end of the day, especially the To File basket, so they don’t end up piling up, and you just end up keeping everything or throwing away important papers. When you do this on a daily basis, it can only take about 10-20 minutes of your time each day. If you let it pile up, it can take you the whole day. You choose. Make Digital Copies If you are unsure of what documents to keep, you can make digital copies of them, so should you need them, you can reference your soft copy. The same filing system should go into your soft copies. Label them accordingly and store them in your PC, where you can easily access them should the need arise. For example, you can download your medical information from your hospital’s website and save it on your laptop. Go Paperless It would also be useful to request your billers to send you digital copies of your bills and receipts instead, so you don’t have to keep a bunch of papers. This method can also help you contribute to the wellness of the environment. You can also ask your billers if you can settle your bills electronically so you don’t have to fill out forms that can only add to the clutter. Get Your Family Involved Of course, not all paperwork in your household is yours and yours alone. Get your whole family into the organization task. If the paperwork is your husband’s, let him take care of it. It would also be useful to teach your children about minding their own paperwork as early as possible. Sorting through mail can be taxing. You have to go through a mix of bills, business files, tax records, and your child’s drawings. Coming up with a clearcut system of managing all your paperwork should not be taken lightly. It needs careful planning. Yes, paperwork organization can take time. However, when you factor in all the saved energy and time in the long run, you’d realize that filing documents as soon as you get hold of them is much easier and manageable.
Copyright 1998 - 2020 Get Organized Now!™ 611 Arlington Way, Watertown, WI 53094
ARTICLES
GON Get Organized Now!