You don’t have to – and probably shouldn’t! – use the trendy KonMari method of cleaning and organizing when it comes to managing government records. We can’t exactly apply the principle of whether or not a record ‘sparks joy’, because if that were the case, the public would be very upset about how much we get rid of.
But we are here to help with tips and guidance on how to do a cleanup of your office’s records if there is any time in the new year to get started. Or maybe you can start planning for a Spring cleaning! Let us know in the comments if you’ve got any personal tips for doing major cleanups of records that are eligible for disposition.