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The “Less Paper” Challenge-Week 2

If you’ve been following along for the past couple of weeks with my Less Paper Challenge, you’ll know that I’ve set some goals for myself that have to do with reducing the amount of paper in my home.  You see, projects like this just never seem to rise to the top of the priority list, [...]

Paperless Home Office – Dream or Reality?

I’ll admit that I have a certain fascination with the idea of going paperless. In fact, I’ve written about it before.  In a previous post, Going Paperless – 15 Tips to Help You Get There, I discussed some of the benefits of going paperless and gave some simple strategies to use less paper.  While I [...]

Create a Productive Home Office Space

In my last post, “10 Steps to Organizing Your Paperwork,” the first item I mentioned was gathering all of your paperwork into one place.  The reason for putting this step first is that occasionally I’ve gone into someone’s home to find paper everywhere… on the kitchen counters, the kitchen table, in the living room, in a [...]

10 Steps to Organizing Your Paperwork

As a Professional Organizer, I’m often contacted by folks who feel that their paperwork is out of control.  Bills, statements, receipts, tax stuff, kids school papers, coupons, reminders of upcoming events, magazines & newspapers… the list goes on and on and it can be awfully hard to keep track of everything!  Nearly everyone is busy [...]

Are You a “Paper Stasher”?

  Not long ago I completed an organizing job in which I worked with the family of one of my tax clients who recently passed away. He had left stashes of paper throughout the house in odd locations. There seemed to be no rhyme or reason to where things were kept, and upon closer inspection, [...]

Going Paperless – 15 Tips to Help You Get There

There’s a lot of talk out there about going paperless, but is this really just a pipe dream? Well, it could be. After all, it would take a Herculean effort to go 100% paperless. But honestly, does it have to be an “all or nothing” thing? Why not work on eliminating some of your paper, [...]