How to Organize your Mail and Incoming Papers
Here’s how to set up the SIMPLY SPACED Active Files System in your own home, including four designated landing spots for incoming papers. You can use desktop files, magazine files, or wall pockets, and the system will be the same. Here’s how we label and set it up:
1) TO PROCESS
2) TO DO
Any paper that requires a bit of action should land right here. This could include a bill that needs to be paid or a notice from your bank that needs to be reread. Think of these papers as items that you know exactly what needs to be done, but you just need to sit down and crank it out when you have the time to tackle them.
BONUS: Keep this section active or schedule one day week to batch your to-dos. Our advice is to write the check the moment the bill comes in or call your bank right after you open the envelope. But life happens, just get to it asap, without stressing yourself out. The labeled file will help you find that action item and keep you organized till you can get to it.
3) TO FILE
Five of our fave product options for your Active File System: