Saturday, January 18, 2014

Organizing Paper Files

I don't know about you but I am up waaaaay too late on a Saturday night, and all because of a caffeinated sweet tea I ordered at dinner. I gave up sodas over eighteen months ago and every once in a while I'll splurge and have a tea. I'm kicking myself right now because I've got to be up in a few hours for church!

Anyhow, tonight has been pretty good. Our favorite college basketball team won their game and since then I've been quite productive. After the kiddos went to bed I attacked our filing cabinet. It is the one organizational thing that overwhelms me the most. I detest it. It has so many folders and so many papers and I  do not like dealing with mail and bills, yada, yada. Just like clean laundry, I don't like sorting mail and putting it away.

It's necessary though and I decided to tackle it so I can move on to more fun activities! There was a LARGE pile of papers to sort though and I made a couple labels for new file folders and finally filed the whole thing so there are no more papers floating around. RELIEF! Below is the proof of the leftovers. Now to shred and recycle (Remember: check to see if your recycling will take shredded paper and if not, check with your county recycling centers). Maybe if I file more often I won't get so overwhelmed. I'll keep trying!

Do you have a good solution for handling papers? I figure the more folders I have, the easier it is to file papers. There are more categories that help separate important items! Have a great Sunday! I plan on having some fun. Hope you get to too!