One of the things that I can always use more of is storage and organization. I suppose that those are really two different things that go hand in hand, though, aren’t they? I have decided that one of my missions for 2014 is to get more organized. This, I need to tell you, is no small feat!
How to Organize Paperwork was inspired by Fellowes. Samples may have been provided to facilitate this article.
One of the biggest clutter magnets is my desk, workspace, and home office. There’s all these little pieces of paper that are hanging around, and I don’t know why. Do I need to keep them? Can I toss them out? Oh, wait…maybe that’s a receipt I need for a deduction or a reimbursement at work. I’ll set it to the side and decide on it later. And later never seems to come around, does it?
I realized I needed to learn how to organize paperwork.
These summer organizing tips were brought to you by our friends at Current. All opinions are my own.
It seems like it was just Winter; here it is the end of May, but we had snow a couple of weeks ago! Somehow, we are now in full blazing hot and humid Summer weather. And Summer officially doesn’t begin for another four weeks.
Summer means we spend more time outdoors, and less time inside doing the mundane jobs around the house. By starting your summer organizing now, you can have extra time to do the outdoorsy stuff – gardening, biking, swimming or taking a short vacation. Add in a few useful home accessories, and the task is even easier.
I am a bit of a messy person. I may or may not have mentioned this before, I really can’t remember. Anyway, my mess issues are three or four-fold. I’m a bit of a packrat, you see. I can’t bear to throw anything away, always believing that it’s going to be the perfect item I need for some project. Well, that’s not totally true. I throw lots of stuff away, but if I deem it has value, it has to stay FOREVER.
I am always in the midst of a project – or ten – and I have half projects sitting all over. I tend to do projects assembly line rather than one from start to finish. Since it’s a beautiful day I might as well paint everything I ever thought about making all at once. Or I might was well glue everything since I have it out.
Clutter. How does it happen? It seem like one day, you’re perfectly fine, and the next thing you know, it feels like you’re being overtaken by all this stuff. Where did it come from? And more importantly, how do you get rid of it? Here are some easy ways to deal with the clutter that may be overtaking your home and your life.
Get rid of a few things every day. I was reading an article that said if you got rid of 10 items every day, in a year, you’d get rid of 3650 items. I mean, it makes sense, right? And that sounds totally doable! I think I could get rid of 10 items a day. You could sell them, throw them away, donate them to charity, or anything you want!