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Chapter 7. Clearing Off the Stacks > Tying Up Loose Ends

Tying Up Loose Ends

So far you have put away all the file folders, distributed items to others and decided on which reading items to save. Now, return to the top of the desk. What remains?

  • Loose papers indicating long-term projects or assignments.

    These get handled very easily. If the paper is related to a subject file that exists, put it away now. If there is no file and the project will grow, then start a file now. Make a note concerning your next step on your calendar or on the Master List.

  • The stack of items that is waiting for other people to decide.

    These get handled one of two ways:

    • If the return call or fax will happen before the end of the day and you will be finished with the item, then it can remain on your desk.

    • If, however, the response will not be quick, the item has been sitting out for a while or, after the information you are waiting for arrives, it still requires more effort on your part, then make a note on your To-Do List and put the balance of the papers in the file. (Remember: File in the broadest possible category.)


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