Oh, goody goody, some lucky folks are going to get organized along with me !
#76 Courtney M. who wrote:
“My biggest problem is paper clutter that doesn’t necessarily have a “home.” For example, I know where to file regular bills, tax docs, etc. But, when it comes to odd things that I may need to hold onto for a while like a receipt or manual, I handle it 15 times rather than just once.”
# 256 Linda who wrote:
“Glad to see I am not the only one with this problem! Paper clutter everywhere. Bills, circulars, coupons, etc….. It is unmanageable! It seems like when I go through a pile to sort and clear, all I am doing is shuffling papers and then moving the same pile to another spot. I would love to be organized. Thanks!”
Congratulations ladies, you’ve won a free spot in the workshop – welcome to the club!
I’ve already had the chance to review Lesson One, and here’s just one quote that really hit home with me:
“Paper clutter causes stress because our paper represents things we need to do (such as pay the bills) or things we may want to do (use this coupon to get a new pair of shoes) or things we think we should do (donate money to the Heart Association) or things we’d like to do (read about the plight of the honey bee and figure out what we can to help) or things we want to remember (this ticket stub because the circus was so much fun).
Therefore, each piece of paper has a sense of obligation associated with it. A stack of paper nags at you, “You should be doing something about me…” which makes it very difficult to relax or even work in focused manner when you’re in a room piled high with stacks of paper.”
Yes! So true! This is my biggest problem. Lesson One goes on to give tips on how you can stop the inflow of paper clutter into your home, plus provides steps for beginning the process of organizing it all. I’m looking forward to Lesson Two’s big issue: how long should I keep this piece of paper? This I need to know !
I encourage you to sign up and organize your paper clutter along with me – it’s worth your time because it will buy you peace of mind. But you only have until Friday, June 18th to register, so sign up here !
Oh, and here’s a friendly reminder, the Stars & Stripes Party is coming up on June 30th, so get your festive Fourth of July decorations, recipes, and crafts ready to post so you can link up on the big day. I’ve got a great craft planned myself !