How Long Should You Keep Documents?

We all have different types of documents that are important. They take up space and can be a pain to organize. Now that technology has advanced with electronic pay, it can be even more confusing knowing what to keep and what to discard. Many people wonder how long they should keep certain documents. Use this as a guide to keeping and discarding documents that you may not know what to do with or how long to keep.

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Six Steps to Organizing your Computer Desktop

1)    Purge

Start by deleting any unnecessary or repeat files. Go through EVERYTHING. This will give you an opportunity to see what you have. People typically save too many random files, which causes clutter. Get rid of as much as possible right away.

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9 Steps to an Organized Office

Organization Made Simple, Inc was recently hired by Pepsico, Inc. to conduct online workshops on office organizing with their employees from all over the country. Here is a small clip from our presentation, focusing on 9 steps to creating an organized office.

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Get Ready for Taxes 2015!

It’s Tax Season! Its time to get out all the papers you have been shoving into boxes all year out and sort through them. (Unless of course you have been following this blog, in which case you are extremely prepared J)

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Office Organization

Lets talk about your office. Tax season is right around the corner – is your office ready?

Do you have all your paperwork in the right places? Can you find all of your receipts? How much time does it take you to find everything? How much time SHOULD it take you to compile your tax information?

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15-Minute Organizing Solutions to Start 2015 Off Right

The holidays are over and its time to get back to the daily grind. Start 2015 off organized with these 15-minute simple organization techniques that will save you time:

  1. Spend 15 minutes a day organizing something that drives you crazy
  2. Create a mail station – set up mailboxes on a desk, wall or bulletin board. Or, if you have space, make a separate bin for each member of your family.
  3. Stay on a schedule – get a calendar to write important events and deadlines on. Choose a different color to write in for each member of your family.
  4. Get Rid of Junk – spend 15 minutes a day removing junk from your house – your mind and house will instantly start to feel more organized.
  5. Spend 15 minutes grouping office supplies, household supplies, tools, etc. together and label them. This will make finding something SO much easier.

Start the rest of the year off right by adding 15 minutes of organizing to your life each day. Pick just one of the tasks from above and go from there. You can split it into three 5-minute sessions or go for all 15 minutes at once. Just do it!

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