Posts in category "paper management"

Paper Management- The Systems That You Need

Paper, paper, and more paper. It breeds like bunnies. If you don’t process it on a daily basis, it gathers in piles around your home. You need a few systems to contain it. Here is how to start your paper transformation! 1. Limit as many incoming paper items that you can. Most or all of... Read more »

Going Paperless- Why Haven't You Done It

Are you looking at the mounds of paper and wanting to cry? Does the pile just seem to get bigger? This is one of the reasons that you should go paperless. Clear that desk and clear your mind. Step One- www.catalogchoice.org. Sign on this site and opt out of your catalogs. Most of the time... Read more »

How To Break Up With Your Paper

Are you suffering from paper love? It’s defined as “The extreme attachment to paper”. You want to touch it multiple times. You are afraid to let it go. You move pile to pile. Eventually its out of control and you lose things like checks or bills. So how do you break this cycle? Where do... Read more »
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The Mailbox; Getting Over Your Fear Of The Mail

In my nine years of organizing, I have learned many interesting things. One of the things that suprises me the most is the fear of the mail! I am sure that people where doing the happy dance when the post office was considering delivering five days a week vs six! What makes us so afraid... Read more »

Filing Systems- Which One Works For You

Yesterday I was helping a client work on her filing system. They were using a system in which the files are numbered and they keep a list of what is in which file. I have to admit, it was a big challenge for me. I cound not remember what was were and had to keep... Read more »

Tax Time is here; get out those shoeboxes

Yes, it’s that time again. When your mailbox no longer brings you holiday cards but that dreaded tax organizer from your accountant. You put it in your office and stare at it everyday. Its place is right next to the shoeboxes that contain your tax receipts. And so it sits for a few months. Then... Read more »
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Mountains of Paper; You don't need it anymore- It's all on Google

Once upon a time, you had to save every article or you would never find the information on it again. Every article you liked, or resource information was kept. Guess what gang, we got google! You don’t need to save it anymore! So the multitude of boxes that you have been taking from move to... Read more »

Organizing Seniors; When the kids/family need to step in

The time will come for all of us. The time that we need to start to “parent” our parents. It’s a hard subject to approach with family. There is a lot of denial and anger that goes along with passing the baton of control. I am proud to say that my grandmother made it till... Read more »

Organizing Your Estate Papers

It’s a horrible and tragic thing to lose a loved one. Its even worse when the family has to spend time piecing together the estate paperwork along with clearing out the family home. The Wall Street Journal featured an article in 2011 called “The 25 Documents You Need BeforeĀ  You Die”. This article is a... Read more »
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Receipt Management; to keep or toss

They are everywhere. I find them in purses, tucked in shelves, and even shoved in drawers. Like bunnies, they seem to multiply. We get receipts for everything from coffee to clothing purchases. Why is it so hard to get rid of them? Like most paper items, people don’t know what to do with them. Do... Read more »