Organizing Mail - Challenge #17 - 21 Days to Get Organized
Ok, this challenge was an easy one cause I've already done it! Yay Me!
Toni's post today shows her Mobile Command Center which she posted about last month and I copied.
Here's a pic of what my desk did look like before I got organized:
Here's my Command Center:
Each kid still at home has a folder so it's so easy now to file things as they come home from school or they draw me a picture. Stuff they want to find later can be put there too, like my 14 yr old keeps bank info for her savings account in hers so she always knows where it is.
I love the "To Be Filed" folder. I have a separate coupon folder and have since added a Receipts folder for all those little pieces of papers that never had a home. Now they do! The Sign and Return folder hasn't seen any use yet, but it's going to be great for not losing permission forms that need money sent back with them and we don't have it on hand yet.
The Bills To Pay folder is awesome and it's kept for new bills. The old debt we're slogging our way through is currently kept in a separate smaller basket next to it. Soon that stack will be MUCH smaller!
I took the basket I had bought last year specifically to try to organize papers. It was too wide to hold hanging folders, so I cut off a wire hanger and made supports for the folders on each side and wrapped the ends down so they don't poke or cut anyone if it needs to be moved. It's easy to move too since it has handles.
So, the stuff that goes into the To Be Filed folder ends up down here, under the desk:
So now, my desk looks like this!
I really encourage you to make one of these centers if you have issues with paper clutter. Did wonders for me, thanks again for the idea Toni!