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 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!!!

 

 

gif of man tossing papers in the air

 

 

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.
It’s genius.

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 😉

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  1. Jeanine C. says:

    Oh this is so funny as I sit in my office with stacks of papers piled and needing filing!

    How we manage the inevitable paper pile up: toss (in the garbage…not in the air, though that would be fun) the unimportant right away, recycle, (if I remember to stick it in the bin), pay the bills as they come in, file what is needed (I have a file called “fun” and it is bulging!), and around the first of every year we go through the file cabinet (as a family)and have a shredding party! This is probably not the most “Franklin Covey” style system, but it works for us, though there is always room for improvement. 😉

  2. rolerrol says:

    haha…. I am so tempted Kelly!

    Rolain

  3. bwdell says:

    Taking pictures of some of the papers I want to save and filing them in Evernote helps me with some of my piles.

  4. You and I employ the same filing system. Thus far, it seems to be working … 😉

  5. yabancibride says:

    Thank you for validating my less-than-stellar organizing skills. 🙂

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