Sunday, October 7, 2012

21COFH - The Dreaded F Word - Week 41

Filing. That's what we're doing this week. If you're like me your probably thinking, "Ick." It's one of those necessary evils.

There's any number of ways you can approach this week's project. Here are some suggestions:
  1. Tell yourself right now that skipping this week is not an option. Even if you only spend 5 or 10 minutes on it, that is still progress.
  2. Select one or more boxes, bags or other containers of family papers and move them to a more appropriate storage situation. This can be in archival material or just something that is better than the old dusty, musty boxes they are in right now. If you do this, please pay attention and try to keep things in their original order for now.
  3. Take that box or bag of papers that you know all about: who they belonged to, what they were for, when they were created. Integrate them into your currently well organized filing system. Don't have one yet? Now is a great time to start!
  4. How about that pile of papers from a previous research trip you never got around to putting away? This week is a great time to start.
Remember to update your project notebook with your accomplishments.

Questions? Comments?

Good luck!

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