While filing paper, emails or electronic files, one filing mistake that is often made: Filing items you don’t need to file!
Before filing, make sure to ask yourself:
- Do I really need to keep this?
- Do I need this for legal or tax reasons?
- How easy can I find this information again elsewhere?
- What’s the worst thing that will happen if I don’t have it?
Taking some time to think about what we’re keeping and why we’re keeping the files will enhance finding what you need when you need it. Note: 80% of what we file we never look at a second time!
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