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Indexing for Filing System Efficiency and Retrieval

Getting organized to better manage what you keep is imperative, whether it be paper files, contents of binders, or what’s in the file room or boxes in the basement, so that retrieving an item in a timely manner is efficient. To be able to work more efficiently is simply less stressful! Many companies have one [...]

Organizing Mistakes You May Be Making

Organization is a major issue that many people face in both their homes and offices. If you have a filing system in place and are filing your paper documents, but you still can’t find anything, you may be making one of following mistakes that keep you from being as productive and efficient as you could [...]

Tips for Organizing Your Home Office

Do you have trouble managing a home office? Add the kids and their activities, along with your busy schedule, and the managing with efficiency gets more difficult. Things get left undone, and the piles of paperwork, mail, magazines, kids’ artwork, not to mention all the stuff totally unrelated that finds a place on your desk [...]

Clear the Clutter to Reduce Stress

Do you feel like you are the only person that has clutter and don’t have any idea what to do about it? Well, you’re not alone! If you Google-search ‘statistics on clutter’, you’ll see there are enough stats to fill up this page, but here are a few to note: The average American receives 49,060 [...]

Are you overwhelmed by clutter?

We all know that clutter can get in the way of success, peace of mind and happiness. Whether you can get it done yourself, with family members, or with an expert, getting organized and getting rid of clutter, can be accomplished. Have you lost the ability to be creative? Are you tired of losing important [...]

What does time management have to do with getting organized?

It’s no secret that there are multiple reasons we choose to get organized. More often than not, we connect being organized with being successful. The truth is, however, that one of the greatest benefits of being organized is time management. ~~~~~~~ Benjamin Franklin said, “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.” ~~~~~~~ If [...]

Converting Your Paper Filing System to Paper Tiger

Does organizing your filing system seem overwhelming? Are you thinking that converting your files to Paper Tiger filing system is just not worth it? Do you have an office full of stacks and stacks of paper to be filed and lots of file drawers to convert? Maybe the better question is, do you have trouble [...]

Work SMART! Getting Organized Doesn’t Have to Be Hard!

It can be overwhelming just thinking about what you have to do and the decisions you have to make to get organized. You might be tempted to give up before you start – but don’t! Whether you’re organizing your desk drawers, filing cabinets, a stack of paper files, a closet, attic, or the garage, Paper [...]

How do you manage files that you keep for reference?

When using Paper Tiger, you have the decision as to how you want to differentiate your types of files by creating what we call ‘Locations’ in the database. A Location is a group of like items, and could relate to where you will store your physical items or could relate to the types of physical [...]

Action Files (Temporary and Permanent Action, and Tickler File System)

When you have an action to perform, don’t stick the paper reminder in a stack of other action items. That will cause you to miss deadlines. Create a system that will help you stay on top of what you need to do. Hopefully the action filing system tips below will help you work more focused, [...]

De-clutter for a Stress-Free Summer

Most everyone is thinking about vacation time about now. The beach and time to relax is a welcomed thought, but you can’t get away from thinking about all the things that still need to be done before going on vacation. Do you really want to go on vacation then come back to clutter that you’ve [...]

Do You Need to Organize Your Garage?

Your garage may not look like the picture above, but remember the time when you were able to park at least one car in your two car garage? Or maybe your garage has been in a state of disarray for as long as you have owned your home. Many homeowners make the mistake of putting [...]

Organize to Find Important Documents

More and more people are keeping less paper each year, but we still have paper files that are important to keep in hard copy format. Not only is it important to keep these paper files, but just as important is the ability to retrieve them when you need them. Do you need to get it [...]

Turn Your Filing System into a ‘Finding System’

Don’t be like this guy…turn your filing system into a finding system. Does your filing system allow you to find what you need, when you need it? It is estimated that people waste 150 hours per year just looking for lost items. Just think about the cost of 150 hours of wasted time per person. [...]

Paper Tiger Can Help with Office and Time Management

Whether you’re just starting a new business or you’ve been in business for years, getting your office organized will help you with time management. Can you imagine having to search through this desk everyday to find something, or actually getting anything done? Paper Tiger Filing System Software for office organization is being used in companies [...]

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