Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday -- Easy Filing

In order to keep our papers straight without having to run to the (upstairs) filing cabinet every time the mail comes in, I use an expandable file folder (the kind with the handle that has a plastic latch to close it). I have labeled the inside tabs with the months of the year. In the very front, I put bills to be paid. After the bills have been paid, I label "PD 5-25-07 [or whatever the date is]" with the check number or online confirmation number. Then I stick it behind that month's tab. Everything that needs to be filed gets put behind the month that I received or paid it -- car registration paperwork, kids' medical information, etc.


Then, once a year, I go through and toss what I no longer need and file the rest. It takes me less than half an hour total to do this.


It works for me! For more WFMW tips, go here.


  1. chrystalschroniclesApril 24, 2007 at 7:53 PM

    My filing gets way behind....Thanks for the idea...

  2. Lori - Queen of Dirty LaundryApril 25, 2007 at 8:27 AM

    Thanks for the tip! I'm always looking for ways to help with organization.


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