Purging both paper and digital files on a routine basis can help save space and enhance your work space and computer efficiency. While certain legal and tax documents need to be kept permanently or for certain lengths of time, we’re sure you have plenty of files that could be purged on an annual basis – or even more often.
Ask yourself these questions when making decisions about purging non-essential files.
Do I really need to keep this?
Can I find this information online?
If I keep it, will I remember that I have it?
If I remember that I have it, will I be able to find it?
Purging files can take longer than expected. Instead of blocking out time to do the whole job, consider tackling the task in smaller chunks.
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