A working file is one thing that I utilize for keeping my inbox up to date. If an email has been taken care of, it goes into one of the multiple folders that I need to access later. My inbox then becomes a working file. Anything in my inbox is something that needs immediate attention, and it doesn’t leave my inbox until I have taken care of it. My goal is to empty my inbox or complete my to-do list, so to speak.
I also keep a working file on my computer. I have one on my personal computer and one on my work computer. These files contain items that I am currently working on or need to access frequently over a course of time. I have found that these are indispensable to keeping my computer desktop clean and keeps me from having to search for items that I need.
When are you going to incorporate a working file into your paper filled or paperless life? Get started with one or several. You’ll be glad you did.
Until next time,