I am starting a position as the Executive Director of a small non-profit. I am coming in during a time of transition - and am taking over the positions (for right now) of about four different people. Needless to say there's a whole lot of files and paperwork there. I already went through all of the email and now all oft he addresses are going in to my account (and the inbox is empty! ). I feel good that that is done. I know I can't tackle the files now - I need to hit the ground running and just don't have the time for one, and also, I really don't know at this point what I'll need and what I won't. I'm thinking I should put it all somewhere - moderately accessible - and then as I need stuff, transfer it into my new filing system. Does that sound reasonable?
Any suggestions are welcome - I feel drowned in this paper - probably about 12 file frawers full.