Category: paper management

National Love Your Files Week 2018

This week is National Love Your Files Week. Yup, there is such a holiday. One of the biggest keys to being organized is to have your paper or electronic files organized. I always say- make files not piles. As we know, paper breeds like bunnies. Before you know it, your desk or counter is covered... Read more »

Why You Have An Overflow of Paper

Paper- the root of all evil. It never ends.  We can do something about it. We can get it under control. But first we need to understand why we have this problem. Here are some things to think about. We aren’t purging things we no longer/need or have. Examples include: old mortgages, old car info,... Read more »

Paper That Should Be Evicted From Your File Cabinet

Ah Paper, the root of all evil as I like to say. It breeds like bunnies. Before you know it, you have quite a few piles or drawers full. It is human nature to create projects which also creates more paper in our lives. Most of us end up keeping paper that we don’t need.... Read more »

Do You Have Paper Paranoia?

In a world that is going paperless, there are still quite a few people that have “Paper Paranoia.” Yes, those that just can’t seem to let it go. Paper represents undone actions. Many people choose to keep paper to trigger them that they need to do something or a reminder of something that has been... Read more »

National Pay Your Bills Week 2017

Okay, I am behind on this one. This “holiday” is slated for the first week of February. Paying your bills falls under the category we Organizers call paper management. Its essential for living an organized and efficient lifestyle. So lets chat about paying our bills. There are three ways  you can pay them.  You can... Read more »

Tackling Those Taxes In A Timely Manner

Guess what came in the mail this weekend? The tax organizer!! Yup, its that time of the year again. Its time to tackle those taxes. Most people dread this time of year. I simply view it as another project that needs to be done. I print out my tax ledger from Quickbooks and fill in... Read more »

Resolved To Get Organized in 2017- Where To Begin

Here we are in 2017. The Cubs won the World Series, we have a new president, and you are making that traditional resolution list. Did you know that getting organized and losing weight are two of the most common resolutions that people make? Could this be your year? So where should you begin on your... Read more »

National Organize Your Files Week 2016

The third week of April is National Organize your Files week. Yes, there is a holiday for everything. So dig in and get those files organized! Paper management is a huge part of my business. I spend hours helping people sort  through their paper and make decisions about what to keep, archive, and get rid... Read more »

Multiple Stations Equals Multiple Messes

Spread the love. Spread the paper. Not a good idea. Sometimes when our work area gets too crowded, we move things around. When we create multiple stations, we also create multiple messes. Unless you contain your projects, they will get mixed up and become combined. When dealing with a lot of projects that involve paper,... Read more »

Stop Shuffling Your Papers- Process Them

There comes a time in all our lives, when we have lots of things on our plate to deal with. It could be a medical issue, a death in the family, or even compiling tax information. We take one look and we are stuck. We start moving piles and not processing them. Then we fall... Read more »