Set Up An “Action Paper” File

31 Days of Home Office Organizing TipsTip #28: Set up an “Action Paper” file

(Part of the 31 Days of Home Office Organizing Tips)

Ever wonder what to do with the credit card statement that needs to be entered in your accounting software, the newsletter yet to be read, the conference registration needing to be mailed out or your travel itinerary?  Put them in an “Action Paper” file.

Here’s how you do it:

  1. Get a set of six 3-tab cut folders
  2. Label each folder with the following: Action, Data Entry, Waiting For, Read & Review, Travel and Meetings
  3. Go through your inbox and file it in the appropriate folder
  4. Put each task associated with that paper on your task list OR set a time to process each file

Action Files

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