Zap those piles
Do you live with avalanches of paper? Here’s how to get rid of the general detritus of 21st century life and some ideas on finding a filing system that works.
Gather together everything that you will need to create order in your world. Folders pens, labels, staplers, a couple of hard backed address books (personal and business) and a huge industrial strength bin bag. I also keep the family calendar and my diary at hand so I can put dates directly into them as I reveal the invites and school dates in my pile.
Work systematically. You are going to go from one side of your desk to the other, or one side of the room to the other. Gather together one pile of paper and assorted junk and place it bang in the middle ...