1. Hot: In this folder, put anything you need to address in the next few days, such as background on a new client project that you need to review or a coupon that you don’t want to forget for an upcoming oil change.
2. Bills: In this folder, put any bills that you receive in the mail, or which you receive via email but want to retain a paper copy.
3. To Review: In this folder, put anything that you don’t need to deal with right now, but that you do need to process eventually, such as a tax receipt that needs to be entered or a magazine that you want to read.
4. Inspiration: In this folder, put anything that inspires you and which you don’t want to lose. Interviews with other creatives you admire. Ideas that may some day mature into new projects. Ads for vacations you may want to take someday. As creatives, it’s important to gather the stuff that inspires us, and review these periodically.