Monday, August 31, 2009

Getting Organized: The Household File

Our family "command center" is a small computer desk in a corner of our dining room. It works well, but most of the time it is cluttered high with papers. If something comes in that I need or want to keep but don't know what to do with it, I throw it on the computer desk. It takes about a day for it to get out of control and about 6 months for me to get it organized again. It drives me absolutely nuts!


Last week I read two different posts on two different blogs about creating a "Household Binder" to keep the paper clutter out of control. Inspired, I added a stop to Wal-Mart to my grocery shopping to pick up supplies for the binder. Instead of a binder I purchased an 8 pocket plastic folder (in purple, of course!). Eight pockets sounded like enough room to "organize" all the paperwork I accumulate.




This morning I sorted the papers and voila -- a clean desk!



I can't tell you how excited I am over this simple change. Now I just have to be disciplined to actually put the papers in the file (and dust the desk, apparently) and I'm all set!



1 Thoughts From Others:

Karin said...

Lemme take a picture of my office sometime. It'll make you feel a lot better about yours :)

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