SORTING AND PURGING YOUR EXISTING PAPERWORK
Step 3: Sorting
Sort all the papers – on the floor, on a table, wherever works for you. If you already have them in folders, this will be easier, though you may wind up having to break down or purge the contents. But if you have a ton of loose paperwork, I recommend that you NOT try sorting all of it at once. Pull out and sort the simplest, most obvious categories first – Insurance (separate by type), Auto Records (separate purchase records from maintenance), Pet Records, etc. Set anything you aren’t sure where to file or that is complicated aside. Put Manuals in a separate area and ignore them for now.
Now here’s the first part of my slick system: Continue reading