Organizing Paperwork

Organizing Paperwork Tip 5: Use Storage that Works for You

By |June 6th, 2010|

Organizing is not a one-size-fits-all proposition—especially when it comes to paper. The most effective paper storage and organizing solutions are those that work for you and how you naturally do things. Here are a few examples […]

Organizing Paperwork Tip 4: Establish a Spot for Incoming Paper

By |June 5th, 2010|

Paper clutter often begins when new paper comes into the home. If you don’t have a specified place for all your to-be-processed paper, the result is that it stacks up haphazardly on any flat surface or […]

Organizing Paperwork Tip 3: Handling Kid’s School Papers

By |June 4th, 2010|

Summer is a terrific time to clear out any lingering paperwork left over from the past school year. Consider tackling this project with your kids in fifteen minutes spurts so it doesn’t become too overwhelming for […]

Organizing Paperwork Tip 2: Create a Seasonal Recipe Binder

By |June 3rd, 2010|

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Creating a seasonal recipe binder is a project that’s […]

A Week of Paperwork Organizing Tips and Ideas

By |June 2nd, 2010|

Update: This series was put together when Organize Your Paper Clutter was an expert-guided online workshop. This class is now available as a self-paced class that you can begin anytime you want! (Even today, hint hint.) […]

What is a tickler file?

By |February 16th, 2010|

Have you heard about using a tickler file to organize your paperwork and thought “what is a tickler file?” If so, you’re in the right spot! In this post, originally written during tax season, I share what a tickler file is and why it could be a terrific system for you. 
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Establish an In-Box

By |June 24th, 2008|

If papers tend to accumulate in various places in your home, you’ll find it easier to get organized and stay on top of paper if you set-up an in-box—a single collection spot for all your paper […]

What to do with Cards, Letters + Other Handwritten Keepsakes

By |May 14th, 2007|

Lesli emailed me recently with this question.

“I have so many boxes full of cards & handwritten letters from my parents, siblings, and dear friends. Some of them are more meaningful than others but I have never […]

Keep Your Household Reference Binder Current

By |July 2nd, 2006|

If you’re using a home reference binder system, the change of seasons is a great time to go through and purge / update your information. Clear out last year’s school schedules, phone directories, and curriculum information, […]

Creative Organizing Challenge: Create a School Artwork Binder

By |June 8th, 2006|

Do you have stacks or boxes or piles of papers your kids have brought home from school or daycare? Not sure what to do with them? I know the feeling. For me, this is one of […]