Folders are great for making sense of all that paper that flows through here! However, the amount of paperwork is overwhelming and if not tackled on a regular basis I can find myself drowning in it. Mail, bills to pay, school work, report cards, etc., etc. - you all know what I am talking about.
To make things easier, I have managed to designate three broad categories that if I can at least sort it to that macro level, makes it easier to find later. My big three are 1) bills, 2) school , and 3) Scouts. Of course, the Scout "stuff" is more than can fit nicely into Folders and we have several bins that we use to hold it all.
I even use the Folder concept to help me filter through the excessive amount of information to read or look over; it helps me focus my energies. I decide broadly what my interests are (i.e. Education, Social Media, or Americana) and that way I can easily identify whether something is worth my time. Doing this virtually on my iPad has become a breeze! My favorites are Pinterest, Flipboard, and Zite.
What are some of your favorite ways to organize paperwork or information?