How to Organize Your Paperwork

How to Organize Your Paperwork

Do you want to know how to deal with the paper clutter that is taking over your house? In order to organize your papers, the first thing you need to do is create a home for them! I'm going to show you how to create a paperwork system so you know what to keep and where to put them.

This is the second part in the Paperwork Bootcamp: Putting Paper in Its Place series! You can find part one here.

If you've done the suggestions in the first part of the series, you've corralled your papers into one or two places in your home.  We are going to focus on the (relatively) current paperwork in your home and build a "Current" paperwork filing system. I will say it again and again: Keep It Simple. No, not leave it where it lays simple, but up into a simple, easy system that everyone in your home can get understand and use.

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How to Let Go of Sentimental Stuff

How to Let Go of Sentimental Stuff

I can get as excited about pretty office supplies and a sale at The Container Store as the next person, but truth be told, I'm more interested in the deeper meaning of why we do what we do. Why do we keep what we keep? Why do we hold on to things that don't serve us? Is it really just because we "don't have time" to clean up our homes or is it more complicated than that? What does the state of our homes say about how we feel about our lives? I believe that our homes are a mirror for our inner lives and circumstances. That there is a direct correlation between how we treat our belongings and our internal dialogue of how we feel about ourselves, our past, our futures and our values. The other day I was watching some Youtube videos on decluttering (I told you I'm a hardcore nerd!) and one came through my feed that grabbed my attention and then seriously riled me up after I watched it.

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