I was recently trying to file papers in my desk at work and couldn't find the general section that the papers belonged in, let alone the specific file that I needed. Something had to give, so I gave my file drawer a re-vamp.
I pulled out all of my files and divided them into general sections. I dug around the storage room, found colorful coordinating file folders and got to work.
Yellow for personal information, red for general library information, blue for display ideas and green for lesson plans. It was such a revelation. I found papers that I had no idea why I'd kept in the first place. There were several duplicate files of the exact same information. Lots went into the trash and I was left with a super easy system that is also such a pleasure to look at.
Every time I look into my drawer, I feel so pleased that I made the change. Sometimes, it really is the small changes that make all of the difference.