One of the final big tasks in organizing JoAnn’s messy desk was creating a functional filing system. JoAnn was not a huge fan of filing, especially financial documents. Over time, this created a backlog of documents that needed to be filed. This resulted in stacks of papers in drawers (or the floor) without any file folders to organize or contain her documents.
We helped JoAnn sort and purge the paper we found in her office, using some of our favorite Smead products to help us along the way. For her financial documents, we created a system that rotates every other year, so she won’t have to keep creating new labels and files each year. The way that this system rotates, it ensures that JoAnn knows exactly when it is time to archive financial documents.
We installed the filing systems and taught JoAnn how to use and maintain them. JoAnn is excited about her new filing system. She explained, “I was thrilled that after the first day, I could see my desk! It’s great that I can now walk in and be in my space. I don’t have to worry about finding space; it’s a sense of calm that it is so organized and I can instantly get to work.”
We chose to use Smead Viewables products for JoAnn’s filing system because:
- The software makes it simple to format and print labels
- The 3-dimensional tabs make it easy to see the categories you create
- The software allows you to color-code labels
Other Smead products that we used in JoAnn’s office:
- Viewables Color Labeling System
- TUFF Hanging Folder with Easy Slide Tab
- SuperTab Oversized Tab File Folders
Stay up-to-date with our blog for our big reveal of JoAnn’s completed new office transformation! You may not even recognize her new office!
Photo courtesy of Leo V. Santiago.
Special thanks to Smead for their filing system products.