Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Physical de-cluttering ( Part 2)

    Another thing that is easily de-clutter is your file cabinet. Why should you do this? Well for starters if you had any excess files in your office , they need a place to go. Secondly, if your cabinets are overstuffed, you will not be able to access what you need to get out without getting frustrated.
    First thing to look for is duplicate files, either files with the exact same name  or files that look similar with slightly different  topics on their tab.  Take them out and go through them.If you have  duplicates  , put one of the contents in recycling.
    The second thing is to grab a handful of files ( maybe 5 or 6 at a time) and ask yourself the same questions as you did  for getting your files into the cabinets ( see blog post from Nov   ) If you spend 10 to 15 minutes a day on  this you can have your file cabinets  in order and with room for new files. 
    I find the end of the day is a great time to do this because by that time I am winding down, and it gets something done without being a major  brain drain.

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