I really like that idea of trays on the walls. I already have an
inbox system for new orders, urgent tasks, pending projects and 'to
I also use the "Inventory Control Trays" from Rio. I love them. They
are black, stackable, there's a space for a label. One of the things
I use them for is to organize all the parts for one necklace.
Another thing is, I suggest you never have a "to be filed" pile.
Yikes. Pre-file everything by having a specific spot for it.
For example, you could have two categories, Income and Expenses, to
keep it to the absolute simplest. You could keep these in plastic
drawers, or "in" boxes, or wall mounted folders -- anything but a
pile on your desk.
Then when you sit down to file once a month or once a quarter, your
papers are already pre-sorted into the two largest categories.
You may be someone who is very visual and has mental block against
filing, which is so flat and out of sight So an intermediate system
like this that is not files might work for you.
Actually, if you have enough space, you could entirely use drawers
or whatever for your files.
You may not realize it, but you can buy plastic drawers that are big
enough to hold 8.5 x 11 paper. The most consistently available will
be Rubbermaid from your local Office Max or Office Depot. They are
black frames with clear drawers. Label with your Brother P-touch. You
have one don't you? : )
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