I went a step further and added washi tape to the file folders to give an otherwise boring thing some pizzazz. The only thing I have yet to do is to actually label each file.
Here are a few tips to follow once you have your filing system in check:
- Always put files and paper back where they belong as soon as possible after using them.
- File regularly - I will file once a week so my piles of paper won't build up, I have a cute box on a shelf in the living room that will serve as a spot to store them until I file them.
- Clean out files once a year.