The school year is fast coming to an end and you’ll soon find yourself having to store and save your kids’ precious work. If you have been paring them down through the year, then that will be easier, but if not then the task becomes daunting!
With three boys in elementary school and a mother (mine!) asking me to save *everything* I was drowning in paper and loosing my mind every end of the year having to sort and decide what to keep, what to toss.
I came up with a system that works super well and keeps everyone sane, speciously this mama!
Watch this short video with my tips to keep what you love and do it in a way that makes your life simpler. No more end of the year stress! Just fun.
How do you keep the kids’ work and art?
Have a great week.
Paper Organizing Ideas are great as long as you put them in place! And the secret to implement anything is to break it down into doable steps.
Do you know this scenario? You have to pay bills, send something through the mail, not email, snail mail. But, you are comfortably seated in your chair, watching TV and you take the most “reasonable” decision for the moment: you decide to do it LATER!
Ah, procrastination. Well, we’ve all been there, so don’t fret.… Continue reading
It’s tax time again and it’s my goal with this post to give you a tax documents checklist of documents to keep, a list of labels to place in your files so all is ready to go. Shall we?
With a busy 2012 that ended with a month long trip abroad I let myself become a victim of procrastination! So, after two long days of paper organizing to make sure all was in place I was so mad at myself for not being organized (How dare you!?) that I decided to put a system in place that will “feed itself” and when tax season comes again I’ll have all sorted out.
Have a School Paper Organizing System in place to receive all the forms, letters and papers that will be flooding the house again once school starts. At a minimum have an income box for each child that you can sort weekly. This will make a huge difference in your life!
A magazine or desktop file holders do a great job and can match your space decor. I love these ones from The Container Store and use them… Continue reading
When it comes time to ante up to Uncle Sam, how do you know what papers you should keep and what should you throw away? The following guidelines can help you www.irs.gov. For more information visit the IRS Web site, www.irs.gov, or speak with a financial expert.
One of the best ways to save us time and better manage the cash flow of our personal bank accounts is having a plan for our bill payment. Here are steps you can take to make sure all is paid on time, that you won’t be looking for your bills to pay them and to get more done!
1 – A big improvement in organizing your papers will happen when you make the decision to pay your bills online, through your online banking system. So, if you have been avoiding… Continue reading
My motto is: every item has a family and every family has a house! This means that everything you own or that goes through your home has a way of being sorted in categories and each category has a place to be stored – permanently or not.
And since we are tackling our papers this month, let’s take a look on what you can use to improve and beautify your space, and of course, make Life Simpler!
Tools of the Trade:
I confess that I love papers and working with them comes easy to me. I love receiving, processing, sorting and filing them in neatly organized and labeled colored files.
I know, I’m a sucker for papers and it has to be the lawyer in me, that enjoys it. However, I recognize that most people dislike it deeply, some aren’t good at it and that most homes are flooded by paper, unwanted mail and paying bills is a chore that most dread.
Here are the good news…