Friday, December 5, 2008

Clearing out Files

The end of the year is an excellent time to purge out your files and make room for the next year's activities. Before starting, make sure you are familiar with your company's Document Retention policies and procedures. If you head up a company, make sure that you have document retention policies and that your employees know what they are so that they can also clear out some files. If you run a small business or home based business you may want to check with your accountant for the retention requirements of business and tax documentation.

With all the rules taken care up, try starting small. Purging files is not the most exciting thing to do no matter which way you look at them. Try committing just 30 minutes a day for each of the next ten work days before the holidays. You'll be surprised what you can accomplish in the total of 5 hours.

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