Is your mail piling up all over your counters and table tops? Do you lose important bills, kid’s homework, receipts and tax info.? I have the solution for you and it’s soooo easy!
I.Get a vertical hanging file holder. They come in all shapes, sizes and materials. Get a wooden one from Ballard Designs (shown), metal, plastic from office supply stores, fabric from the Container Store (shown) or green cardboard from Target (shown).
II.Hang it on a wall or over a door where you will see it every day.
Label each section accordingly:
A. ASAP or VIP: “DAILY” This section will hold RSVPs, permission slips that need to be signed and anything else that needs immediate attention.
B. To Pay: “WEEKLY” This section holds your bills that need to be paid and any other form that will need attention before the week is over.
C. To File: “MONTHLY” This section gets all the paper work in your life that needs to be saved (filed, photographed or scanned). RECEIPTS, Insurance, investments, medical, kid’s art, taxes)
**** Feel free to create file folders in each section for sub folders. It makes sense to have folders for each family member. Maybe you prefer to have main sections for each family member with daily, weekly and monthly sub folders.****
III. Every time you bring paper into your house, toss your junk mail and place your items into the vertical place they belong. Empty your “DAILY” section and take care of it!
IV. Set an alarm on your phone to go off at the same time each week when you know you will be home. Use 5-10 minutes each week to empty your “WEEKLY” and every 4th week, your “MONTHLY” sections.
V. Enjoy the wonderful feeling of clean counters plus knowing where your important items are!
Need some help? Call Simply Organized at 404-825-2105 or email at Heather@simplyorganizedyou.com