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Get Your Color-Coding Done for You with File Kits After fifteen years of working everywhere from executive suites to home offices, I'm convinced that 75 percent of small to mid-size business and home filing systems are same.
It's that other 25% that individuates each business. Most filing systems are about business of doing business - or having a life!
I searched for years before I found FileSolutions(R) File kits, which I think are best on market whether you are an employee or own your own business.
My corporate employee clients often like Home file kits (even if they're organized at work) as it completely distinguishes all of their personal files. Because so many people work partly at home, it is important to blend systems for both business and home office, while keeping them separate.
Each of these kits uses a different set of colors for its categories, so you won't confuse business with personal.
The FileSolutions(R) Small Business (no employees) File Kit has four main color-coded categories: Accounting, Equipment, Management, and Sales and Marketing.
Every FileSolutions(R) file kit includes a complete file index book (just in case you-know-who doesn't know where to look for a file). Each comes complete with all color-coded pre-printed up-tab paper labels for hanging files. Plus, their matching pre-printed adhesive labels for interior file folders you already have (or new ones). Plus there are blank labels in every color to finish customizing your files.
I use Home and Small Business File kits myself and I recommend them to my micro-to-small business clients. These kits will save you time and using them is much easier than having your office manager (you?) generate a business-of-doing-business filing system.
If you have employees, Business File system is so well documented that you won't lose time, money and productivity by having a "better" filing system created every time you change office staff.
You don't have to be a personal productivity expert. These file kits are so well put together, my housekeeper (with no office experience) set up tabbed files and matching hanging files, so I had "skeleton" of a brand new color coded file system.
It's just as easy to convert your current non-color coded files because it's just putting new preprinted color-coded labels on your existing files. You can also upgrade your current file system with labeling tips you've already seen.
Another advantage to kits: if you go to store and buy supplies needed to do these color-coded parts of a file system, it's going to cost you more than file kit.
Let's not even mention all time it takes to figure out categories and decide what colors they should be. Since I use home kit along with small business kit in my own office, I don't hesitate to guarantee them.
Go Forth and Color-Code No need to reinvent organizing wheel. There are many products that can help you, but be sure how you'll use it and where you'll put it. Otherwise you're just going to end up with a bunch of brightly colored organizers that you've piled more chaos on.
Now you know techniques and tools you'll need to succeed with your color-coding office tune-up. Go Forth and Color Code!
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