I use a huge plastic container box (those stackable ones) as inbox. Over the course a day my inbox gets filled with various items Ė expense receipts, bills, notes and memos from employees, letters from various agencies, checks collected from customers, deposit slips, delivery reports, t-shirt samples, cloth samples, color swatches, garter samples, thread samples, return to supplier forms, consignment liquidations, etc., just to name a few. Often a single item takes less than two minutes to process, but after a long day from being out of the office visiting clients, I just donít have enough two minutes left to process all of them. And Iím not very organized too. So what I do is I try to sort them out by tasks, toss them into different plastic envelops, and then just process them when I have a little bit more time. But sometimes when I need to retrieve a particular item I havenít processed yet, itíll be grueling search since those items come in different shapes and sizes, usually the smaller ones getting lost under a huge pile of bigger sized ones. And when I do get the time to actually process them, itíll be such a huge pile Iíll often feel overwhelmed and procrastinate. Does anyone know a better way to do this?
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