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This video is an awesome example of how empowering it is to tame those piles and apply a method of organizing that makes sense to you. Thank you to my client for sharing her filing adventure - and enthusiasm!
Don't underestimate the value of going paperless - having statements sent to your email inbox instead of your old school mailbox is better for the environment (and your organizing sanity!).
Ahh yes, the leaves are gently wafting down as seasons change from balmy summer days to crisp autumn ones.
Ever consider how one leaf on the ground is joined by another and another; pretty soon there goes a full weekend spent raking? I didn't think so. Paper piles tend to happen the same way. We set one down "just for now", then add the mail for a couple days and some school papers.....voila! A pile of paper clutter (a/k/a delayed decisions).
My neighbor uses her leaf blower (particularly enjoyable at 7 a.m. on Sunday mornings) to get the leaves off her driveway before they even hit the pavement. Unfortunately that technique won't work for papers - they require a bit more finesse. But not a lot more effort. The key is to deal with each of them while they are in our hand. If the action required takes less than 2 minutes - DO IT NOW instead of delaying and creating a pile. If it will take 5-10 minutes create a folder or *gasp* a pile (yes, I said pile) that you will return to, and then schedule a time into your calendar to deal with them.
What's your biggest paper challenge? Comment below and we'll solve them together!
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CPO Tammy Schotzko works with clients of all ages to tame their clutter and create calm out of chaos. She specializes in Hoarding and Chronic Disorganization, but deals with everything from digital files to garages run awry! Her passion for helping people reclaim their space is contagious and