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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
Starting at:
$68.91
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 totes
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How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Bigso Stockholm Magazine Holder White
$7.99
reg. $9.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Poppin Scissors White
$10.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Poppin Stapler White
$13.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Poppin Tape Dispenser White
$11.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Bisley 2-Drawer Locking Filing Cabinet White
$159.99
reg. $199.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Weathertight File Box Translucent
$19.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Bigso Stockholm Desktop File White
$15.99
reg. $19.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Hanging File Folder Mint Pkg/6
$7.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Interior File Folder Mint Pkg/6
$4.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Hanging File Folder Black Pkg/6
$7.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Interior File Folder Black Pkg/6
$4.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Hanging File Folder Grey Pkg/6
$7.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Interior File Folder Grey Pkg/6
$4.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
2" Tabs & Blank Inserts Clear Pkg/12
$1.99
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7.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Bigso Stockholm Magazine Holder White
$7.99
reg. $9.99
3-7/8" x 9-3/4" x 12-3/4" h
10.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Poppin Scissors White
$10.99
10-3/4" x 4"
13.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Poppin Stapler White
$13.99
5-1/2" x 1-1/4" x 2-1/4" h
11.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Poppin Tape Dispenser White
$11.99
5-1/2" x 2-3/8" x 3-1/2" h
159.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Bisley 2-Drawer Locking Filing Cabinet White
$159.99
reg. $199.99
16-1/4" x 15-3/4" x 29" h
19.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Weathertight File Box Translucent
$19.99
18-1/8" x 14-1/2" x 11" h
15.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Bigso Stockholm Desktop File White
$15.99
reg. $19.99
13" x 7-1/2" x 10-1/2" h
7.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Hanging File Folder Mint Pkg/6
$7.99
4.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Interior File Folder Mint Pkg/6
$4.99
7.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Hanging File Folder Black Pkg/6
$7.99
4.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Interior File Folder Black Pkg/6
$4.99
7.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Hanging File Folder Grey Pkg/6
$7.99
4.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
Letter-Size FSC Interior File Folder Grey Pkg/6
$4.99
1.99
How to Organize Your Files & Paperwork
2" Tabs & Blank Inserts Clear Pkg/12
$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

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