Organization Tips From A Genius
How do you handle paper clutter???
Before I went to Africa I stuck a big pile of papers in the super-deep bottom drawer of my desk. Now 3 months later I’m looking through those papers and they still defy organization. I suppose I could get 127 manilla folders and put 1 sheet in each, but that doesn’t seem to like a real improvement over my current ‘piling system’.
Then I saw how a genius handles papers.
It’s fast and fun and in a second it’s done!!!
The thing I discovered is that if you stick stuff, lots of stuff, in a drawer and leave it there for 3 months you can safely toss it.
If it’s a bill—the company will have sent you another one. This is a sure bet.
If it’s an invitation— you already missed the event and probably won’t be invited to another since you didn’t RSVP.
If it’s an advertisement— the sale is over or the item is no longer available.
If it’s bad news—you just enjoyed 3 months of blissful ignorance.
If it’s good news—you know it now and can start celebrating right away.
I suggest you start by tossing papers in the air.
Dr. Sheldon Cooper is my alter ego.
He’s the part of me that likes order, routine, predictability, and takeout.
I think this gif is from a scene where Sheldon tosses the notorious Roommate Agreement.
If I thought there was even the slightest chance of getting it signed, I’d draft a roommate agreement. That’s a formal document intended to bring clarity to the chaos that ensues when two individuals inhabit the same space.
But, I know my husband would say we already have one, it’s called a wedding certificate 😉