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Business Records Tidiness Scale

What’s your filing style?

Follow the Paper Trail
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A dark hobbit hole where a paper tornado tore through

 

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Aerial View of Messy CubicleCreative Commons License photo credit: Jeffrey Beall

Receipts in a pile on the desk, unopened bank statements lying around and coffee spilled on the checkbook

 

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Desk Experiment 001
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Receipts in a box along with the bank statements and everything else

 

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Clean Desk
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Receipts in a file or folders by month, bank statements with them, important papers in a file

 

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Mounting bills Project 365(2) Day 142
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Receipts in files, bank statements reconciled and in a separate file, other papers in their own files

 

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To-do and the filing cabinet
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Same as above only the files are in order

 

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The old filing cabinets.  All gone now
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Gleaming file cabinets with every paper scrap alphabetized and cross referenced

Where are you? Tell me in the comments where you fall on this scale and, don’t worry, there isn’t any “right” answer. The only thing that matters is if it’s working, so let’s hear about it!