I have a few confessions to make, I am a procrastinator, I dont always put things back where they belong, I misplace things and stress myself out trying to find them, basically I am a disorganized mess. My house is clean, but DIS-OR-GO-NIZED. I dont have systems in place that work, I dont have a morning routine unless you consider running around like a chicken with my head cut off a routine. I have purchased all sorts or "self help" organizing books in the past, they are currently burriend in a closet or drawer somewhere, perhaps its in here....
You see the problem isn't that I didnt have the tools to get organized. The books I read have great ideas, tips, and tools for anyone to get organized. As bad as I hate to admit it, the problem is ME. What I have realized is that until I accept responsiblity for the mess and disorganization and DISCIPLINE myself to fix it, no organization book is going to help me...Did I come to this realization on my own, of course not? I might have a MSW degree, but I dont "Social Work" myself. I stumbled across this e-book and after reading the first few pages its like a light bulb went off... I highly recommend it.....
a lot of piles for one little corner, huh
I found a stack of EXPIRED coupons that I had to trash, I was soooooo disappointed but luckily all these store coupons are good through the end of November, perfect for Christmas shopping....
At this point, I simply wrote a list of all the different categories of paper clutter that I have and I called it a night, simple as that.
My list looked a little like this
- Grocery Coupons
- Retail Store Coupons
- Bills to Pay
- Items to File
- Cards (from graduation and some as far back as last Christmas)
- Little man's school work
As you can see I have a lot to work on in the next 21 days.....How do you handle paper clutter?