Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Don't lose important documents!

My favorite suggestion for invitations, tickets, and papers you are afraid to lose, is to designate a special file folder for these papers.  I like to call this file my “pending” file. 
When an invitation, or other time sensitive document comes in, make a note of the event in your planner on the correct day and time.  Then under the events entry, write “tickets filed in pending.”   It will look something like this:

“Name of event” - “invitation (ticket, flyer, directions, etc.) filed in pending”

It is important to keep your “pending” file close to you in your temporary files — and it is extremely important that you put all of your invitations, event tickets and directions in this file.  This is so you will always look in the same place for these important documents.  If you put them in more than one place, you will eventually get confused about which place you are using.

If you decide to use this system, you must really use it, or you will forget about it.  If you do use it, you will find that it will eliminate the problem of losing important papers.

I call this my "pending file," but you can call this file anything you want.  Select a word that works for you.

Put time-sensitive documents, like invitations, where you will be sure not to forget about them.  Every time you put a paper into the pending file, make a note in your planner so you won't forget.  Soon, losing important papers will be a thing of the past! 

Have a terrific day!

Marsha Sims

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