Sunday, January 28, 2007

Organizing My Life, One File at a Time

A file cabinet. Four drawers, two of which lock, and hanging folder rails. That's what I asked for at Christmas - and I got it! Only I, of all people, would be excited to get a file cabinet for Christmas. Most people were getting new cell phones, iPods and plasma TV's, but I was asking for an upgrade from my two-drawer file cabinet. It was getting so full!

So why the joy? Well, I tend to be very organized and neat, even when I'm not; my messes are organized. That's why I love the show Monk on USA. I don't have all those issues, but definitely the one about certain things being unorganized or out-of-place.

I'm always trying to organize my life better, whether it's files, emails and feeds on my computer, or bills, important documents, or to-do lists in my office. Even clothes in the bedroom, and toiletries in the bathroom. Or food and kitchen items. Thus, the additional filing cabinet will give me much more space to keep my financial and other personal documents organized, one file at a time.

Here's to organization and the neverending journey towards ultimate efficiency. What are ways you stay organized, whether it's at home, in the office or anywhere else in the world?

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At Tuesday, January 30, 2007 7:25:00 AM, Blogger Jason P said...

I eliminate paper and try to pay bills online. Everything else important goes into my holy grail filing cabinet. I too, am a big believer in filing.

At Tuesday, January 30, 2007 8:20:00 AM, Blogger Daniel Monday said...

Jason, I also pay bills online, but instead of eliminating paper I keep the bills stacked so I know to pay them, then go through one-by-one and pay online. I mark 'paid online' and file it away. I guess I haven't created "digital filing cabinet" yet, but maybe that'll be my next step, to cut down on the paper/clutter. Good thought.


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