This was my kitchen floor last week. Unfortunately, it looked like this the week before, too. (With a slightly different arrangement . . . )
It’s possible (as I do believe I admitted) that I didn’t actually declutter our paper graveyard for my daughter’s birthday party . . . but stuffed it instead.
Into the cabinet below.
As life goes, the next week demanded I find something in that pile. Even though I hadn’t needed to search through it in a month while it lived on the counter above.
And as MY life goes, after stuffing it back inside the cabinet, I needed something from it the following week as well.
Paper, I do not love you.
FYI, it’s once again stuffed.
Cue the plug for the Ultimate E-book Bundle that’s on sale this week only. I’m sorry, this sale is now over. I had written and scheduled the above post to run last week, but then decided to run it this week because it demonstrates that, in fact, I do not have the answers for all of your organizing questions.
In case you were under the impression that I did.
EVERY time I speak, I take questions after sharing my gained-from-experience wisdom. It NEVER fails that one of the first two questions is about paper.
I start by admitting that I don’t have all the Paper Answers. I know I’ve decreased the frequency of my Paper Nightmares by being ruthless about getting the mail myself and pitching ads and school papers immediately. My kids now have no angst when Mom says, “That’s great, honey! Now go throw it in the trash.” They’re used to it.
But . . . obviously . . . (see photo above) I have a long way to go.
And one of the e-books in the bundle? It’s called 10 Steps to Organized Paper. Like, that’s all she talk about in the e-book. She goes through different categories, what you should keep, where you should keep it (what goes in a safe), etc.
So if paper is your nemesis, too . . . go look at the list of the e-books (about all sorts of things like motherhood, time/money management, marriage, recipes and kitchen tips, blogging, cleaning and organizing and more) and see if that paper one sends you over the edge and makes you decide it’s worth it to spend 29.97 for a whole library of resources.
My e-book is part of the bundle, and the individual link to the e-book is also my affiliate link.