Gather up all of the paper information you have not dealt with. Sort your paper into three piles using the ART SYSTEM:
Action – It needs your action such as bills to be paid. Contain these papers in a desk-top file box or tray. Tip: select a vertical container so that it is easy to find what you need. It is also nice to have the container be portable so it can move around to where you want to work.
- A subcategory of Action is “To Read” – Any information that requires more than 2 minutes to read place in a separate “to read” pile. Choose functional and fun containers; one for your reading that is staying at your desk, another for by your reading chair and one for on-the-go. Tip: Schedule a repetitive time of the day or week to sit down and read and create an inviting reading spot in your home or office.
Do you need a visual? Take a look at this Paper / Information Organizational Chart, it might help you picture how to process your paper/information and where it belongs.
When you are finished Spring cleaning your paper piles get outside and enjoy this glorious Spring day!