Did you ever need to file something in your home filing cabinet but you didn’t have a folder for it and you didn’t really want to make one because it was just one piece of paper or something temporary? As a result, your document ended up in the bottomless pit called “miscellaneous” never to be seen again.
There’s a solution for lone ranger papers like that and it’s called A-B-C folders. Here’s how you do it.
- Get 26 file folders.
- Label each folder with a letter of the alphabet.
- Place the folders in your filing cabinet in front of the appropriate section. For example, place the A folder in front of all your folders that begin with “A”. Place the “B” folder before all the folders that begin with “B”. And so on.
When you’re filing and you come across an item that doesn’t have a folder and doesn’t need one, drop it into the appropriate lettered folder. Then the next time you’re looking for the magazine article on that new diet you wanted to try, look in the “D” folder and there it is. No more miscellaneous madness.