Magazine article Working Mother

Get Organized: File It, Don't Pile It

Magazine article Working Mother

Get Organized: File It, Don't Pile It

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Cure File Phobia: Choose a desktop file holder that's streamlined but offers easy access. It should be pretty (to keep you motivated) but practical (so you can retrieve things easily). * Don't stick file labels left, right and center. It's visually chaotic, and each time you add or delete a file your system goes out of kilter. Instead, keep all tabs aligned to one side. * Color-coordinate each category: red for Act, blue for Contact, purple for Pay and yellow for Delegate.

Are you constantly searching for misplaced papers that were "here just a minute ago"? Organizer Ann Sullivan's ASAP desktop system will help you find important folders in a flash. And the file holder from www.moma store.org will also maintain order.

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Pick a pile, any pile, and dive in. Separate out ail the bulky items like magazines, newspapers and catalogs, and store in magazine racks. Put computer discs in CD holders and business cards in your phone index. Nothing but papers should be left in your pile. …

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