Time Management Tips And Techniques

Importance of Filing

Some people think that filing is a complete waste of time. The opposite is true. The benefits of filing far outweigh the inconveniences of engaging in such task.

The importance of filing lies in the fact that you dont have to wade through lots of stuffs when youre looking for a particular item. Youll know exactly where it is located.

Here are some super tactics for organized filing.

  • 1. Get colorful.
    Buy folders of different colors, each color representing a specific category. For example: green folder is for bank accounts, blue folder is for health records, red folder is for utility receipts, and so on. You may even put labels of various colors in every folder. Lets say in the bank accounts folder, you can put a label colored brown for one bank, then orange for the other bank.
  • 2. Go through all your stuffs and just keep the things you need.
    People sometimes keep things that they dont even need or that they dont find any value in. Give to your relatives or to charity your old clothes that are now too small for you to wear. This applies to your other things. Upon checking an item, just ask yourself, Will I still find use for this thing in the future? If the answer is No, then give it away or dispose of it. Then properly organize and file whatever is left.
  • 3. Create a unique folder for each day of the month.
    This may be a little time-consuming at first; but once youre done, you have a very efficient system for organizing and scheduling your tasks. The way it works: Create a folder for the 1st day of the month, 2nd day, 3rd day, and so forth. After having 31 folders (representing the maximum number of days in a given month), you are now ready to utilize this tactic. Lets say your credit card bill arrives on the 12th of June, but it wont be due until the 20th. You may put it in the Day 20 folder, or Day 19 (to give you some leeway). By using this method, it would be hard for you to miss out on any important date or occasion.