Banish those piles – without losing what you need!
The struggle to control the flow of paper in our lives is a common problem that feels overwhelming to many people. Going paperless is not the solution for everyone; nor for every type of paper coming into our homes. When there is an inadequate system to manage paper, chaos happens.
A pile of paper = A pile of decisions waiting to be made.
Often there is a lack of understanding on how to discriminate between necessary and unnecessary papers. Every household needs a place for the reference documents: insurance policies, mortgage documents, receipts, wills and for some, tax returns. These types of papers require some type of filing system (but not necessarily a filing cabinet). There are many tips and tricks to keeping track of your papers.
Do you have kids? Add school papers, homework, flyers for events and schedules for activities to that flow entering your home. Do you bring papers home from work or do you work from home? Add another level to the clutter, as well as another level of consequence to keeping track of these papers. Bills, notices and events often have time-sensitive tasks associated with them. This can require implementing some time management tools to stay on top of deadlines.
How would it feel to take control of all that paper in your life? I can work with you to create a system that allows you to easily find what you need, when you need it! As with all organizing, implementing routines and maintenance for paper will help keep the piles manageable.
Next Home Office
Heather is a tremendous resource for business and personal organizing. My home office had taken over everywhere and she worked with me to help claim back my space. I am still in transition, but for several years I was stuck and Heather has made it easy to get control. She asked how and where I did things, habits, etc (like paying bills or opening the mail), she listened to what I said and then offered several solution options for me to choose from. She is punctual, creative and has high integrity. I would gladly recommend her to anyone.
~ C. Lautz from Providence, RI