Conquering the Paper Pileup
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Usually I go through my mail every day or every other day. When I don’t I get the dreaded paper pileup.
My favorite way to take care of it, is to turn on a movie or TV program I wanted to see. I sit in the living room floor with my paper pile next to me.
Next I sort:
- things to put on the calendar
- receipts to shred
- receipts for taxes or for big items
- articles/things to read
- to file
- to do (RSVP, paper to fill out, person to write)
- papers for projects
Now I am surrounded by various piles. Then during the commercials, I write things on the calendar and toss that paper. Next I shred the receipts. I put the other receipts in either the tax folder or my monthly receipt folders. Trash gets thrown out/recycled.
Articles and magazines I place in a basket. I file the to file pile on the spot.
To do’s I put on my to do list with the date next to it. Then I place the paper in a tickler file under the date I want to do it.
If I don’t already have a file for a project, I quick create one with a label maker and fill it with the project papers.
And finally my coupons are placed in a coupon folder.
Do you have any paper you need to quickly go through? You won’t believe how much paper you can go through during one TV show.