When the paper piles start growing and your best efforts to reduce them are thwarted, there’s only one thing to do: get FAT.
• File: Whether you use an open file cart, desktop filing system, or a typical file cabinet, put away the papers you must keep.
• Act: These are the papers you need to do something about or act on. Keep them in a location that you access them easily.
• Toss: Everyone has stuff that needs to hit the garbage can, so say goodbye to papers of little or no value. Consider tossing papers first so that you can easily see and separate those that you need to file or act on.
Get FAT & Watch Your Papers Get Skinny