Have you ever spent time creating a filing system, then a couple months later you realize it needs some updating? Is it worth the trouble? The last thing you want to do is dig through a box of supplies to create a few simple labels for your new files.
Yes, it is worth the trouble. The important thing to remember is that filing systems are not static, they are constantly changing and need updating. The good news is that there are ways to simplify the maintenance process. Try creating a file-making station for quick and easy access to your file-making supplies. Some of the key items to include in your station are:
- Hanging files
- Manila folders
- A label maker
- Plastic file tabs
- Master file index
Once you have an effective method set up with all the supplies you need in close proximity, it will be easier to update and maintain.
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