Thursday, July 16, 2009

How to Get Your Paperwork In Order

Step #4. MAINTENANCE

Listen, as adults there are certain things we have to do whether we want to or not, like cleaning and keeping track of our paperwork (unless we hire someone else to do it). Here are a few tips to make it as easy as possible:
  • Take time to create a system that works best for you. If it isn't working go back and try to figure out why. Like cooking, if something doesn't come out right the first time you don't just abandon the recipe, you try again to see where you went wrong until you get it right.
  • Make sure the box, bin or whatever you use to hold things to be filed, isn't too big allowing you to wait so long to actually clean it out, making it take so long and therefore a hassle.
  • Do it more often so it takes less time. For instance I vacuum my apt about every other day which takes about 3 minutes. When I wait a week, it takes closer to 20 minutes which is kind of annoying... The moral of the story is do these little things that you have to do more often and it won't be so bad. Or get an assistant to do it!

4 comments:

mri said...

Laura: these posts have been great. More, please! :-)

laura said...

more on paperwork?

mri said...

Well, I meant more helpful thoughts in general but if you have more suggestions for paperwork please bring it on. I bow down to your powers. :-)

laura said...

:0)