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File Don't Pile: A Proven Filing System for Personal and Professional Use

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If you have ever watched the stacks of papers, magazins, clippings, and projects pile up out of control, File...Don't Pile will provide fast, easy practical advice. More than a collection of random hints, this handy guide presents systems of organization for every conceivable type of household paper. Topics covered include:

How to cut through the clutter—the 5 step solution

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Overview

If you have ever watched the stacks of papers, magazins, clippings, and projects pile up out of control, File...Don't Pile will provide fast, easy practical advice. More than a collection of random hints, this handy guide presents systems of organization for every conceivable type of household paper. Topics covered include:

How to cut through the clutter—the 5 step solution

Choosing the right paper-control system for your needs

10 questions to determine whether to save a piece of paper

Categorizing, tab systems, coding systems, indexing, cross-referencing

How to plan for growth and expansion

Keeping files current and useful—the 4 step maintenance plan

Creating and using a personal business file

Plus comprehensive systems for organizing mail, greeting cards, a Rolodex, newspapers, and magazines, coupons, and much more, including sample file headings for a wide variety of useful subjects. File..Don't Pile is the fast prescription for anyone drowning in household paper.

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"As an organizer, I am more excited about this book than any other I have seen in a long time, and it is the only one written totally on the subject of paper." —Bonnie McCullough, author of Totally Organized and Bonnie's Household Organizer
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312289317
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 7/15/1986
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 835,520
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Patt Dorff is a professional librarian, lecturer, consultant and creator of the File... Don't Pile workshop. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her two daughters Molly and Amy who are also clippers and savers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 29, 2010

    Get organized!!!

    Written in 1986 "File... Don't Pile" predates the wide-spread use of home/office computers for record keeping and deals only with circa 1990 paper data (that's why I gave it 3 stars.) The totally paperless work place has not arrived at my office and I still must deal with a large amount of personal and business communications/forms. The "File... Don't Pile" system is great for managing these documents. Combine "File... Don't Pile" method with a spreadsheet (I use Excel) front end and it becomes awesome. Had it been updated for the digital office I would have given it 4 stars. Pat Dorff's book is an easy read and well worth your time.

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