Friday, December 31, 2004

A New Year's Resolution

I make it every year and I break it every year: Handle each piece of paper once!

Let's say you have just come in with the mail. Without pausing to pour coffee or stroke the cat, fire up the shredder and open the trash barrel. Shred the credit card applications, pay the bills, file the financial statements. Deal with each piece of paper on the spot. When in doubt, discard.