paper organizing

Organize for healthier eating with a custom recipe binder

I love it when one single project allows you to accomplish two goals. I fondly call these projects organizing two-for-ones: two tangible benefits for the price of one organizing project! This week’s organizing two-for-one is to create a three-ring binder, loaded with your favorite healthy recipes.… continue reading…

tickler file to organize paper clutter

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 quite sure what’s hiding at the bottom of the stack and so you’re never quite sure what needs your time and attention.… continue reading…

email inbox

While email clutter may not look as bad as other types of clutter, it can feel just as bad. Email often comes with a to-do attached to it, so when your email in-box is cluttered and disorganized, the result can be very unsettling.… continue reading…

Archive Files

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 computer, in your email in-box, and in your Internet favorites directory will make it simple to find what you’re looking for right when you need it!… continue reading…

basket for magazines and catalogs

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.… continue reading…

altered files with labeled tabs

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 and every one of us is project managers.… continue reading…

file basket

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.… continue reading…

organized paper tickler file

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. … continue reading…

If you’re like me, one of the best parts of summer is the break from all the paper my kids bring home from school! Before you settle into a well-deserved vacation from paper, take time now to organize school paperwork and handle any lingering action items left over from the past school year.… continue reading…

organized in-box

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 that needs to be processed.… continue reading…

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