Organizing Paperwork

Storage Solution of the Week: Pizza Boxes for Kids’ School Papers

By |January 18th, 2012|

What it is:
This week’s storage solution of the week are clean, unused pizza boxes to store kids’ school papers by year.
Where I got them:
I get mine at Pizza Hut simply by asking for a few large […]

5 Ways to Organize + Enjoy Your Kid’s Artwork

By |June 24th, 2011|

With the school year just ending for some of you, I thought now would be a great time to do a post about organizing and enjoying kid’s artwork. In this previous post I outlined how I […]

Seven Steps to Organize Your Paper Clutter

By |March 13th, 2011|

Of all the types of clutter you may find in your home or office, paper clutter is the most unsettling. Paper clutter represents lingering decisions and lingering to-dos. When you’re surrounded by paper clutter, you’re never […]

How to Stay on Top of Paper Clutter

By |March 9th, 2011|

My home management binder is one of my favorite systems to organize paperwork at home. This simple, yet effective system tames paper clutter by keeping regularly used papers organized and easy to access. It will save […]

Simplify Your Filing System

By |June 29th, 2010|

Here’s a quick tip to simplify your filing system:  Use the same file structure and naming conventions for all your files, regardless of type. Using the same headings for files in your file cabinet, on your […]

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How to Organize Magazines

By |June 29th, 2010|

Your question: “I love reading scrapbook magazines and idea books. But they are taking over my scrap space. About 8 months ago I threw out a bunch. But I’m still overwhelmed. What should I do???” […]

Project Paperwork Made Simple

By |June 27th, 2010|

Got piles? If you’re afraid to put all your papers away for fear you’ll forget to do something, you’re not alone. Welcome to the wonderful world of project management. Whether you realize it or not, each […]

Why It Pays to Get Organized (And How to Pay Your Bills on Time)

By |June 27th, 2010|

There are a number of reasons to get organized—especially during these turbulent economic times. Let’s face it—the world is chaotic right now and frankly, there’s not much we can do about it. But we can control […]

Organizing Paperwork Tip 7: Take action on your paper regularly.

By |June 8th, 2010|

A common cause of paper clutter is the lack of habits and routines for handling and staying on top of your paperwork. Paper requires action, so to keep paper clutter away you must act on […]

Organizing Paperwork Tip 6: Create an Action File

By |June 7th, 2010|

…and put it where the action is!

I’m a huge fan of the counter top action file, because in so many homes the kitchen is where the action is and consequently where the paper is! Do you […]