My Filing Heresy of putting things in one box rather than in nice neat folders has expanded.
I was in my office closet, looking at a pile of warranties to be filed, and looking at the mess that they had become. My eyes fell on my filing box, and I wondered if I could apply the one box principle. I think I can.
Filing Warranties with the One Box Filing Method
I grabbed a pile of clasp envelopes, an empty box, and the warranty pile.
I first went through the warranties, recycling anything we didn’t own any more. Then I sorted into three piles: household built-in, window treatments and other. In the household built-in pile went the warranties for the major appliances, heating systems and other large items that would convey if we moved and sold the house. Window treatments were in a separate pile because they would convey with the house, but might be changed.
I next labeled two envelopes: one for the built-ins, and one for the window treatments. I put the related warrantiesin these envelopes and put them at the bottom of the box. Next I tossed in the rest of the warranties.
I could have spent more time sorting and categorizing the warranties, but it is so rare that I have to go back into them that it seems pointless. Plus when it comes time to file new warranties, I just have to open up the box and toss the warranty in.
Photo by SuziJane