(Also available for Mac.)  The ScanSnap S1500 provides Windows users an effective way to greatly reduce paper clutter, storage space, and security risk associated with unmanaged paperwork at home or office. Even better, documents scanned by ScanSnap take on a higher level of accessibility and usefulness once liberated into the digital realm.  Highly recommended if you want to work towards a “paperless” office!  .

Freedom Filer – This is a comprehensive filing system that can help take the pain out of filing!  I recently implemented it and found it an improvement over what I thought was already a good system. – If you’re a list maker like I am, you’ll absolutely love this website! For a low annual membership fee, you get access to hundreds of lists covering just about everything you need to manage your household and your life!

Card Cubby- Keeps all your gift cards and coupons neat and organized!

Achieve Planner - Time management and life planning software that helps you get organized, get focused, and make better use of your time.

Quicken or QuickBooks – This software has been around for a long time and can really help you control your finances! Besides tracking what you spend your money on, you can also create a household budget.

ACDSee Photo Manager- This is my favorite software for organizing photos. (It’s also useful for organizing all your computer files.) I’ve been using it for several years and couldn’t live without it!

– A product utilizing the “43 folder” system of 12 monthly and 31 daily files. There are cheaper versions of tickler files, but this one is of very high quality. – Great website if you want daily reminders for de-cluttering and household chores. Flylady has lots of great advice and a huge community of followers.

The Couponizer -  A handy system for storing and better utilizing your coupons.



– OfficeMax® has teamed with Shred-it®, the professional shredding company that provides on-site, secure, document destruction.


Where to Buy Organizing Supplies:

Organized A to – An online store providing the highest quality organizing and storage products to help you become more productive and simplify your life

– My favorite local store for all types of organizing solutions. Plus you can almost always find a coupon for 20% off!

Ikea – Sturdy, sleek and inexpensive furniture, storage, and household items.


Stacks and Stacks


The Container Store