Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Works for Me Wednesday: Organizing Tip


I almost forgot that it's Work-for-me-Wednesday! I hope this tip is better late than never. January is always the month most of us get the bug to purge and organize our homes. Here's what I do to try and tame the mountain of paperwork that seems to accumulate.


I have stackable trays on my desk that are each labeled: Action, Read, File, and Misc. My husband also has a set of the same trays. As mail and paperwork comes into our home, I can put the items into the proper tray and we then know which items need immediate attention and which items don't. If we are traveling or have a free evening, we usually grab what's in our Read file and catch up on magazines or letters. I let the file tray accumulate until I can't put another item in it and then I file it all at once.


This system has worked many years for us and really helps us keep a handle on the mail and papers that find their way into our house.


And that works for me! Visit Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer for more great tips.

4 comments:

Nikki said...

Good tip! Thanks for sharing!

jb said...

that is a great tip and something that I need to do - thanks!

Katherine@Raising Five said...

Thanks for this - I need to get better about my papers. They get out of hand so quickly around here!

Larae said...

Great tip, I definitely have to apply this system ASAP. Thanks for sharing! =)