I like to organize my files by the name of the company not by month or date. In my dining room I have an expandable file box that fits in my organizer that I have on my wall they I immediately put the mail in that needs to be paid or filed. At the beginning of each month when I do the bills, I clean out the bills to be paid slot and then I do the filing for the month. I like this system because it is not overwhelming to me because it is once a month. I will post pictures of my filing cabinet and also my dining room organizer.
In my storage closet, I keep the very important past documents pretty much just taxes:) This way I go to it once a year and I don't have those items taking up space in my file cabinet that has current information stored.
I have a book called Organizing From The Inside Out and it has some great tips especially depending our your personality and what would work for you. it also goes through each room, closet in your house and gives you tips on how to clean out, sort and organize. Great Book!!!
Here is a link to the book on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Organizing-Inside-Out-Second-Foolproof/dp/0805075895/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1280968409&sr=8-1
|My portable file box that I put things in when the mail comes in and then I file from here once a month.|
|My labeled filing cabinet. I was going to line them all up but that will come some day. Just happy they are all labeled.|