What happens when you can't get all of those little pieces of paper off of your desk? I found the greatest video called a "file-pile!' and I wanted to share it with you!
In 8 minutes, this guy explains our problem! What do you do if you are a piler but you don't want a messy desk? How can you be a filer when you don't have time to make all of the files? And, not making all of the files in a timely basis creates piles!
In comes the "file-pile"! A system that combines both!
Watch the video, and I'll tell you how I modified it to make it work for me.
First, I purchased a very large 3-ring binder (3" or 4" binder).
Second, instead of having 8 or so categories, I have only three. The post-it's at the top are all for things that are related to Sort-It-Out (my business). In the middle are post-it's for personal things... conversation with the phone company, brochure on a place I might travel to, information I'm holding for a relative, etc. The bottom post-it note is for things that require action.
Third, I write on each post-it before I put it in my system. That way, when I am scanning or looking for something, I can read the label.
With the modifications, the file-pile is completely useful, and keeps my desk clear!
If you have questions, please send me an email and I'll be happy to explain how you can use it too!