In almost any home, you will find a spot where all the paper, bills, and mail tends to gather together and create one massive clutter pile. Unfortunately, these paper items tend to pile up quickly, and you usually will find yourself digging through stacks of mail and bills only to feel overwhelmed by how much paper you have. Luckily, there is an easy process that will combat this paper clutter issue, and it will help you feel more organized by giving every piece of paper a home within your home.
Organize & Sort
Before you can store the paperwork and bills that you have in your home, it’s time to get tough and sort through it all. Start by gathering up all the paper, home documents, bills, coupons, receipts, and anything else that may be lying around and sort them into piles.
Create three piles: keep, toss, and action and make sure to stick to these perimeters the best you can. The first two piles you will create should clear, either keep or toss the paper you need. However, when it comes to the action pile, this will be for paperwork that will need to be handled the next 30 days. By taking this simple step, you’ll be well on your way to getting organized and ready to store your paperwork.
When it comes to storing home documents or paper, it can sometimes be difficult to find a visually attractive looking system that suits the look of your home. You want to find a system that you will be able to access regularly, but that doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb.
Whether you choose a command center in the kitchen where all paperwork will be divided and conquered right away, or you designate a filing cabinet just for your home’s paperwork, it’s essential to find an organization method that works best for you.
Label & Create
Lastly, once you have decided on an organization system for your home’s paperwork, it’s vital to label and mark what you’ve created so everyone can follow along with the method. Whether you choose to add sticky labels to your mail organizer, color-coded tags, or add a title to each file folder, any labeling will help lengthen the life space of your organizational space.