Hello August! Isn’t that crazy? Where did the 7-months go? Time flies, indeed! I hope by now you should at least tap your shoulder for the things you’ve accomplished in the past few months. Always remember that not everything we have on our to-do-list will be checked off as planned because life happens. Make sure when you evaluate yourself to only look at of how far you’ve gone and not other people’s accomplishments. I’m not saying make excuses or not learn from others. What I’m saying is we all tend to fall into the comparison syndrome which by the way a sure fire to killing our joy.
The concept of Organized Neatly was born with the idea that an organized home is most importantly includes an established system for paper organization. I’ve seen a well-decorated and organized house as it seemed, but when I asked about the paper organization, the answer I get is almost to non-existent. How to declutter and organize paper documents? What to keep, donate, toss, or shred? Notice I included shred here. Yes, because of the paper documents that contain our personal information. We don’t want to toss them just like the regular way. Always protect personal information.
Lately, I have poured my energy into updating a few rooms in our house with DIY projects, and part of the process is buying materials, collecting inspirations and plans, and sometimes not sorting mail as it comes. So, while I’m at it, I thought of creating a series for Organizing Paper Clutter on all Thursdays for the entire month of August. Let’s get organized and tackle this most talk about reality that we face on a daily basis. Are you ready?
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What are the topics that I will cover in the series?
How to Organize Mail and Best Organizers – I bet, mail organization is no stranger to you. It’s an easy task, and yet it seemed challenging to do the most especially when you missed a day doing it. The mail starts to pile up and all of a sudden, we lose the interest to get them organized. At least that’s my truth! Yes, even the most organized person can get sidetracked or when life happens. The best thing to do is to commit to getting back to it. Don’t let the paper clutter take a big chunk of your life!
Organizing with Binders and Scanner – If you have been following along, you know that I started Organized Neatly with the idea of organizing not only every space of the house but also paper documents. Imagine having the most organized home, but you don’t have a paper organization system that works for you and your family. You don’t want to be in that route. How do you keep track of your budget, home maintenance, and other documents if that is the case?
Organizing Bills and Receipts and Best Organizers – The moment you start organizing your bills is the moment you stop paying late fees. It’s the truth! And the receipts? Well, there are receipts that you need to organize because as much as this society is pushing us to be paperless, there are still businesses that don’t do it.
Organizing Online Bill Payments and Tax Documents – If you have not already switched to online bill payment, you should do it now. There’s no sense for not doing it, not to mention the convenience and time you save. And oh, before the next tax season hit, make sure to be one step ahead.
The scope of the paper organization is vast, and there are more to talk about, but these four that I’ve chosen could serve as your guide to tackle the other areas of your paper organization. I would say start with mail organization and work your way up.
Make sure to mark your calendars. Every Thursday of this month, I will talk about different ways of the paper organization, and my top picks for the best organizers, what you should keep as physical paper, and what to store online. Let’s get organized and take back your peace of mind. In the comments below, let me know what paper organization you wish for me to discuss. I’ll make sure to write a post about it.
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