“Organizing should not be an annual event,” says speaker, author, and business consultant Odette Pollar. When handling your “in-box” items, take a four-step approach: touch, decide, track, and put away. Pollar says all papers should “live with” related papers, whether finished or not. But, if you can handle it in 30 seconds or less, do it now.
Cancel your subscriptions to all but essential magazines. Better to read less — but thoroughly — than to try to read too much.