Follow these Organizing Golden Rules to guide any organizing project.
Consistency – When you form a good organizing habit, stick with it. Example: Always put your bills in the same place.
Like Items Together – Group information by subject. Name the file by asking yourself what you will be thinking when you need it.
Prime Items in Prime Space – Use it every day–keep it at arm’s reach. Use it once a week or less–you can get up and go get it.
What Will Make Me Need This? – This is a much more decisive question than “Will I ever need this?” Use it for papers in your office or home.
Simple is Smart – Ask yourself: “How and when will I need this in the future?” How it will be used will then tell you how to organize it.
Don’t Forget to WOW Yourself! – Patting yourself on the back will energize you to organize other areas. WOW yourself and keep moving forward!