A huge area of stress and clutter in my house is paper!
I just finished cleaning off my desk ..which was a pile of ridiculousness that I have been putting off for forEVER. I had piles everywhere and only I knew what to do with any of them.
Having a place to put everything, just like in my house otherwise, is the secret to keeping the clutter down.
I found this file folder holder about a year or so ago at Sam's Club, of all places. They have all sorts of file keepers on sale right now, so it would be a great to get what you need for this tool. It came with some really cute file folders (cute makes everything easier). I think I bought the whole thing for $3...it works great for me!
It is in my kitchen, where I bring the mail ...the ROOT OF ALL PAPER CLUTTER! I have each file folder labeled: Current Bills, Finances, Current Projects, Receipts, Pending Business and Important Stuff (genius, I know).
As I open my mail, everything goes into one of these places or the trash. I open it all right at the file folder so I open, file or throw away. No putting the filing off til later.
Another great use of it is keeping track of receipts for tax purposes ..last year was our first year to itemize, so this year I am having to keep a close track on all my receipts. I am filing them straight to this file box so I know exactly where the money receipts are! I will love myself next April :)
What type of paper clutter system do you use? Does it work for you??!