Organizing Paper Clutter
My Top 15 Tips for Organizing the Paper Clutter
If you could see my desk right now, you’d see bill statements, new insurance cards, cleaning checklists as well as several other papers. It’s time to get organized. As they say time is money. And the less time I have to spend searching for things I need, the more time I have to make money, don’t you agree? I’m excited to share these great tips I’ve found. I know I’ll be putting them to great use. Hope you can use some too!
1. Mail is one of the hardest issues for me. I love this advice- to sort it immediately! Why does this seem so simple yet it’s always so hard?
2. Get those file folders color coded and ready to be used. File what you need to save. Shred what you don’t.
3. Have a Sunday basket. Love this idea of keeping everything in one place and sorting it all once a week. I think even I could do that!
4. If you don’t have room for an office, create a “mobile” command center .
5. Are you confused about what school papers you should keep? Do you keep every paper? I love how she outlines which ones are good to keep!
6. This envelope book would be great for receipts and bills and with the accordion spine it can even expand.
7. After school chaos is super tricky! Just last week I had 3 kids hand me all their flyers and worksheets all at the same time. Needless to say I don’t think I saw any of them! I love the idea of having an after school action center.
8. How to organize your paper work for your taxes. I know tax time is always easier when we’re organized!
9. Is anyone currently doing family history? I know someday I will! Here’s some great tips to organizing those papers!
10. Maybe binders are more your style, instead of files. I really like how this blogger uses binders to keep everything tidy!
11. I’m loving the detailed list of files here. And there’s even a free printable chart to help us know how long to keep our papers!
12. Keep your papers sorted and labeled right with these office clips and labeler! I’m thinking this would be so handy for temporary paper work that needs to be sent to school or put in the mail box.
13. This storage system might be my favorite way to keep those precious school work organized. I’m also thinking this would make applying for college scholarships a breeze because all the info would be in one spot!
14. Maybe it’s those recipes you’ve torn out of magazines or printed off that are piling up? Here’s a great way to get them organized!
15. And of course, you’ve got to have a central place for all the most important info. Look how easy this would make it if anything were to ever happen to one of the adults in the household. She’s even included a free printable! How awesome!
Now I just need to find the time to organize my paper clutter. Maybe time management should be my next round up!? 😉