1 Go digital: Create a digital repository of all critical documents. This way not only will the documents be permanently secured but your desk/house will also be clutter-free.
2 Categorise: Segregate documents into categories (medical, financial, testimonials etc) and put each category of documents into separate storage units (folders, box files, drawer etc).
3 Label it: Create a master list of all documents in each category and stick it on folders, box files etc.
4 Organise: Assign a day each month to organise your documents — put documents into one box for all documents received before this day and sort documents into each category on a particular day. Finally, digitize these documents and add to the digital repository.
5 Eliminate: Destroy documents such as old warranty cards, bills, credit card statements etc which are outdated.
- With inputs from Sunil Mahajan, founder and CEO, KLEETO