Of all the things that pile up in our homes, paper is one of the hardest to deal with. Every day there are receipts and bills, junk mail and magazines, school papers, art projects, tax forms....and it's difficult to know what to do with it all.
The Organized Home has some great suggestions for organizing your papers, and I really need those tips this week. With school ending, it seems like the paper piles are multiplying faster than a family of rabbits.
Today's Small Thing is to tackle a paper issue.
You might just take a few minutes to file things into folders, or maybe it's just a matter of throwing old junk mail away to make the pile smaller. The other day, I stored loose receipts into ziplock bags and just doing THAT made me feel so much happier! It didn't make my paper problem go away, but it made it seem more manageable.
Try creating an "Action File" with files labeled "To Pay," "To Do," and "To File." That alone will conquer the baddest of the paper problems!
BONUS: 20 for sharing your paper tips with us! How do you deal with all the paper that comes into your house?
Whew, I'm ready to take a load off and enjoy some virtual coffee with you. It has been quite a week, with Lauren's baby coming and getting her settled, and then getting back home to "pick up where I left off."
To participate in this World's Easiest Meme, simply link your blog post into the linky tool below! You don't have to have a fancy post prepared, but we'd like to get to know you! What is going on in your life? Do you have a paper pile - haha? A before and after pic of your containers from yesterday's Small Thing? A photo of your pet? We are easy to please around here....you get to choose the topic.
Have a great weekend! Save a cup of coffee for me!