In today’s fast, modern and cutthroat world, it is crucial to stay on top of things. One wrong move and you’re suddenly falling behind. Like it or not, it’s a race and we’ve gotta put in work!
But wouldn’t you rather that work be made much easier? If you do, then I’ve got one word for you: Organise. From your weekly schedule of never-ending meetings to your most important documents, organisation is the name of the game. When the things you need to do well are all in their designated places, you work better and succeed more easily.
Organisation is one of those skills that every billionaire writes about in their biography. It’s what every successful businessperson recommends. It’s nothing money can buy and but it is everything you need to have a stress-free life.
And when it comes to organisation, paperwork is the most stressful! Bills, tax documents, medical records, academic files and so much more! Just thinking about hundreds of pieces of paper strewn about haphazardly on your desk is enough to not want to go to work on Monday! So, what do you do? You learn how to get organised and get everything in order.
And before you think about all the reasons why that’s har or boring, let me present you with some positives. The benefits of organisation far outweigh the cons of it and once you’ve had a chance to reflect on them, you’ll be buying up filing stationary in no time!
When you have all your important paperwork, you become immediately more efficient in work. No more searching through mountains of documents to find a piece of artwork you cannot stop thinking about. No more doubt (and fear!) about whether you’ve lost that every important career recommendation. Once you’ve gone through the hassle of sorting your files, you’ll be much better off.
And here’s the thing: With new organisation tools, it isn’t even a hassle anymore. Take a look at this expanding file organiser, for example. 24, multi-colour pockets and 18 fold covers all fitting the standard A4 size. Just the description reads like a dream. This product is DYNUIQ’s— a boutique shop for all kinds of organisational stationery. What I love about this expanding file folder is that it’s portable too! If I ever don’t know which files I’ll need in the office, I can just pick up my lightweight document organiser and get on with it!
2. Easy Access
Everything you need, at your fingertips. What could be better? An expandable folder organiser is again one of the best tools here. It lets you categorize your paperwork. I do not recommend buying up tens of single use filers as they only bulk up your space. And specially if you’re a student living away from home or just do not have a lot of space available, having your personal, academic, work and other documents in one placed but still separated might be the best option. The expandable file organiser collapses easily so it doesn’t take a lot of room and you can find literally any document you may need a moment’s notice.
3. Back Up
Being digital has a lot of perks, I agree. But you cannot deny that it has happened to all of us at least once that we lost important documents and things close to heart because we did not back up! One day the phone, the laptop, the USB, just glitched or you dropped it in water (yikes!) and your crucial data was erased, forever. Authors will tell you stories of how entire manuscripts and drafts have gone corrupted and it’s just heartbreaking.
Which is why it is always, always a good idea to keep one to two physical copies of your important documents as well as any pictures, art, manuscripts etc that are dear to you. Even though we’re in the digital age, do not rely completely on those AIs!
From home to school or the office or even from one room to another, who doesn’t love portability? When you are organised, you can pick up your bags and move from one place to another quickly and neatly. You are never without things you might need. This works especially on long trips that might require travel documents, medical documents and more. Instead of stuffing them in a plastic filer between clothes, use a light weight but heavy-duty expanding folder organiser. You’ll thank yourself later.
5. Less Stress
Most of all, organisation just adds up to the pleasures of life. You can always relax better on a Sunday when you know your Monday is sorted. No thinking about whether you kept that assignment your teacher gave you in your bag or whether or not you have those client contracts on hand. Put them in the file organiser once and forget your worries. They’re always there. Always dependable.