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Clear Your Inbox in 15 Minutes

Previously I’ve written about why it’s important to have a designated space in your home to gather all of your paperwork so it’s not floating all over the place.  I’ve also suggested that you should create an inbox somewhere in that designated area that can be used to corral all incoming mail, receipts, and other [...]

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, [...]

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, [...]