Paper Clutter Organization







This is a notebook that a professional organizer at my church in Dallas showed us to stay on top of all of the paper clutter. She takes this everywhere she goes-even in her car! I have had this notebook for a couple of years and it really helps me to stay organized. You can take even a couple of these subjects to stay organized in the areas where you need it the most. I think I found my notebook at Wal Mart. It has eight pockets. You may be able to get them at Target as well.

The subjects for my notebook are as follows:

1) Bills To Pay:
2) Sales to act on: Grocery/Home
3) Kids: School-Notes to sign, etc.
4) Invitations: to parties, weddings, etc.
5) Holiday Shopping: I refer back to this section every year; this could be altogether another notebook for you
6) Holiday Foods/Cooking: This reminds me of what I make every year for Thanksgiving and Christmas
7) Receipts to Keep/Rebates To Act On:
8) Take Out Food/Menus/Coupons for Food:

If you liked this idea and would love to have more like this, please comment, as well as, check out Shannon's blog at Rocks in my Dryer!

15 comments:

Phyllis Sommer said...

great tip. thanks!

Playful Professional said...

I've got a notebook like this and love it. It makes it so much easier to find all of those important things I always need. I'm gonna have to make a smaller takeable version sometime soon though so I stop leaving my Bed Bath and Beyond coupons at home!

SAHMmy Says said...

I use a similar system--mine is based on the Organized Home model. I also keep binders for holidays. Great tip!

Lady Why said...

I love this! I am SO in need of paper organization... being 'organizationally challenged' and all. Thanks for the great tip!!

Vickie said...

I love this idea! I use binders and keep them close by in my kitchen but this seems like it would be great to catch that clutter as it hits the van. So often I am carrying things back and forth and I never want to take my binder. I think I am going to give this a try.
Thanks for the tip!

Marcia said...

That is a great idea - I also like your categories :)

tickledpink.nicole said...

I have a love affair with 3-ring binders and office supplies, especially in the new year and at the beginning of a new school year.

I had put together a great family binder, but somewhere along the way I stopped using it. Thanks for the motivation to pick it up again!

Mich said...

Very nice idea. 2008 may just be the year of the file tab binder for me!! I just posted about something similar I've been doing for our health-related items, and just read a post about a Christmas/holiday binder... and I'm loving this idea to sort mail/bills/items to act on. I am definitely trying this!

Lis said...

What a great idea! Definitely going to do this, but may change the categories a little to suit me :)
Thanks for the great post!

Lylah said...

Fabulous idea. Great blog! Blessings...Lylah
www.moneymakingmamas.org

amyswandering said...

Oh, I need one of these - thanks for sharing!

Angie said...

I have a similar system in a 3 ring binder. Love it!

Family O'Foxes said...

great tip!!
~Amy

Michelle said...

Oooh, I think this can work for me. I just got back from Walmart with my new organizer. Thanks for this wonderful tip!

Candy said...

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