This Week is National Organize Your Files Week
This week is National Organize Your Files Week. So how do your files stack up? Are they getting crushed in the file drawer when you try to close it? Are they so stuffed that you can’t add another piece of paper? If so, this is the week to carve out some time to look through your file drawers to make sure there is enough space to easily add files for the future. If you don’t weed-out your files from time to time, they will continue to get fat and clog up the drawers. All you need to do is grab a handful, and go through each piece of paper one by one. You will be amazed at how much is outdated and no longer needed. Don’t get overwhelmed by this process, grab only one section at a time. It’s good to have some empty file folders and sticky notes on hand to make any new temporary files that might be needed. If your files are thick and popping up, you may want to consider getting box bottom hanging file folders. They are great for categories that need to hold lots of paper. if you’re not sure of how long to keep something, check out our Records Retention Document. Of course, if you need an extra nudge in getting through the chaos, call the office and our organizers will certainly whip things into shape.