When Organizing Paper – group all like items together and file separately.
Sounds funny but think of it this way. You’ll group all your bills that need to be paid together until they’re paid – once paid you can file them in their appropriate folders. Some may go into a “tax related” folder or a “utilities” folder.
Quite a few years back I created a paper flow methodology (yes, I geek out over stuff like this) to help people get a handle on the insane amount of paper that flows into our lives.
Here’s a link to the kAos Group Core Four System™ – A Paper Flow Methodology That Works – http://kaosgroup.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/get-organized-and-keep-your-paper-flow-flowing/