Organisation & People Performance Inspired Honey Blog

January 31, 2009

Handy Ways to Tame Your Paperwork!

Filed under: Uncategorized — inspiredhoney @ 2:22 am

Do you keep shuffling paper around? No more!!

1. Purchase a large vertical wire step file (available from Officeworks)

2. Sort through your in-tray/s or piles and organise the paperwork into similar categories, i.e.

·        Correspondence

·        Reading

·        Clients

·        Invoices

·        Staff

3. Label manila folders with the above categories.

4. Place folders into step file.

5. Organise direct debits for regular bills and keep informed of your bank accounts and finances.

Now you’ll have all your work to do sitting in manageable files. It’s much more effective than shuffling piles of paper.

This simple but practical device saves my accountant 2 hours per week. Do you know what that means to an accountant who charges out at $100 per hour?

Save Two Hours/Week @ Hourly Rate of $100

2 HRS/WEEK = $200
= 8 HRS/MTH = $800
= 96 HRS/YR = $9,600

You don’t need to be an accountant to understand the significance of saving a small amount of time and the impact it has overall. It’s always the little things in life – the one percenters – which make the difference.

How many minutes, hours, days or months a year have you been wasting keeping yourself needlessly ‘busy’ with paperwork?


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