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How To Organize Paperwork And Files

How To Organize Paperwork And Files

Even in a "paperless" age, we still have documents and paperwork that need to be filed to keep paper clutter from taking over. The key to keeping papers accessible is to develop a system you can stick to. After all, there's nothing worse than not being able to find the document you need when you need it.

Time To Complete:
1/2 day
As shown:
$328.86
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How To Organize Paperwork And Files
Getting Started

Getting Started

Getting Started
Step 1: Sort Your Paper
Step 1: Sort Your Paper

Step 1: Sort Your Paper

Step 2: Step Up A System

Step 2: Step Up A System

Step 2: Step Up A System
Step 3: Label Your Files
Step 3: Label Your Files

Step 3: Label Your Files

Quick Tip: Filing categories may include Banking, Investing, Taxes, Work, Health, Home, Dental, Insurance, Kids, Pets and Warranties.
Step 4: Use A Filing Cabinet If You Have Lots Of Paperwork

Step 4: Use A Filing Cabinet If You Have Lots Of Paperwork

Step 4: Use A Filing Cabinet If You Have Lots Of Paperwork
Step 5: Store Permanent Files Securely
Step 5: Store Permanent Files Securely

Step 5: Store Permanent Files Securely

Step 6: Shred Often

Step 6: Shred Often

Step 6: Shred Often
Step 7: Use Your Filing System
Step 7: Use Your Filing System

Step 7: Use Your Filing System

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Materials:
Hanging files
Interior file folders
Labels
File boxes
Weathertight file boxes
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P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Bigso Stockholm Magazine Holder White
$7.49
reg. $9.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Poppin Scissors White
$10.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Poppin Stapler White
$10.49
reg. $13.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Poppin Tape Dispenser White
$10.49
reg. $13.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Bisley 2-Drawer Locking Filing Cabinet White
$149.99
reg. $199.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Weathertight File Box Translucent
$16.49
reg. $21.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Bigso Stockholm Desktop File White
$14.99
reg. $19.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Hanging File Folder Mint Pkg/6
$5.99
reg. $7.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Interior File Folder Mint Pkg/6
$4.12
reg. $5.49
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Hanging File Folder Black Pkg/6
$5.99
reg. $7.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Interior File Folder Black Pkg/6
$4.12
reg. $5.49
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Hanging File Folder Grey Pkg/6
$5.99
reg. $7.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Interior File Folder Grey Pkg/6
$4.12
reg. $5.49
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
2" Tabs & Blank Inserts Clear Pkg/12
$1.49
reg. $1.99
ITEMS ()
QTY
7.49
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Bigso Stockholm Magazine Holder White
$7.49
reg. $9.99
3-7/8" x 9-3/4" x 12-3/4" h
10.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Poppin Scissors White
$10.99
10-3/4" x 4"
10.49
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Poppin Stapler White
$10.49
reg. $13.99
5-1/2" x 1-1/4" x 2-1/4" h
10.49
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Poppin Tape Dispenser White
$10.49
reg. $13.99
5-1/2" x 2-3/8" x 3-1/2" h
149.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Bisley 2-Drawer Locking Filing Cabinet White
$149.99
reg. $199.99
16-1/4" x 15-3/4" x 29" h
16.49
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Weathertight File Box Translucent
$16.49
reg. $21.99
18-1/8" x 14-1/2" x 11" h
14.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Bigso Stockholm Desktop File White
$14.99
reg. $19.99
13" x 7-1/2" x 10-1/2" h
5.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Hanging File Folder Mint Pkg/6
$5.99
reg. $7.99
4.12
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Interior File Folder Mint Pkg/6
$4.12
reg. $5.49
5.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Hanging File Folder Black Pkg/6
$5.99
reg. $7.99
4.12
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Interior File Folder Black Pkg/6
$4.12
reg. $5.49
5.99
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Hanging File Folder Grey Pkg/6
$5.99
reg. $7.99
4.12
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Interior File Folder Grey Pkg/6
$4.12
reg. $5.49
1.49
P&V: How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
2" Tabs & Blank Inserts Clear Pkg/12
$1.49
reg. $1.99
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How-To Guide

Getting Started

Getting Started

Getting Started
Step 1: Sort Your Paper
Step 1: Sort Your Paper

Step 1: Sort Your Paper

Step 2: Step Up A System

Step 2: Step Up A System

Step 2: Step Up A System
Step 3: Label Your Files
Step 3: Label Your Files

Step 3: Label Your Files

Quick Tip: Filing categories may include Banking, Investing, Taxes, Work, Health, Home, Dental, Insurance, Kids, Pets and Warranties.
Step 4: Use A Filing Cabinet If You Have Lots Of Paperwork

Step 4: Use A Filing Cabinet If You Have Lots Of Paperwork

Step 4: Use A Filing Cabinet If You Have Lots Of Paperwork
Step 5: Store Permanent Files Securely
Step 5: Store Permanent Files Securely

Step 5: Store Permanent Files Securely

Step 6: Shred Often

Step 6: Shred Often

Step 6: Shred Often
Step 7: Use Your Filing System
Step 7: Use Your Filing System

Step 7: Use Your Filing System

Share This Project

Show us how your project turned out.

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Share your organized life by tagging @thecontainerstore in your photos
@thecontainerstore
 

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