>Project Paper – Day #1

>Welcome to Day #1 of Jen at IheartOrganizing’s Project Paper challenge!

Yesterday’s challenge had 3 parts:
1) Research what you need to hold on to
2) Keep what you need
3) Recyle the rest!

After my little man went to bed last night, I got to work. I started wth my Mary kay filing because it needed to be done. I pulled it all out and consolidated it into 2 expandable files. I’m not sure why I needed two whole filing cabinet drawers for this before…

The next thing I did was to tackle the personal/home filing. It didn’t take long to go through, and I ended up with a nice sized pile of trash, and a nice sized pile of things to be shredded. We don’t actually get pay stubs anymore (they’re available online), so there really isn’t much that we have to keep. I have taxes of course, a section for house stuff (warranty, receipts from work we’ve had done/appliances, electricity agreement, etc), a section for cars (service policy information, can insurance, etc),a section for medical stuff, a section for legal stuff and that’s all I can think of right now (I’m not able to go to the office right this second).

Other things I found in the cabinets that will need homes:
Spare sheets for the futon we no longer have
Instruction booklets for anything we’ve ever owned
Lots of office supplies

So here are my drawers now:

(personal/home files…)


(Mary Kay filing)
I anticipate getting rid of more paper clutter from the keep pile as I start putting things back together. My next big step is going to be rounding up all of the rest of the paper from the room. I have a plan though! I’m going to take 3 big cardboard boxes and put them in the middle of the room. One will be trash, one will be shred, and one will be keep. Then I am going to buzz around the office like a little bee until there is not one piece of paper that can be seen outside of those boxes. I *might* take a picture after this because it will be a huge transformation just the get the “crap” out, but I might not. I’m thinking it may be best to wait on the full office pictures so that I can shock everyone with an amazing before and after later! We’ll see!
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About anestinthemaking

Hi! I'm Kristi! I'm a mom, a wife, a daughter, a friend. I'm a newbie to sewing and blogging, but I'm excited to get started! Sewing is the first hobby I've really had in a long time. In high school, I sang, I played the piano, I played in the band, I wrote in journals. I went off to college, got married, started a family, and lived a life without hobbies. How boring?! Then I started reading blogs. One thing led to another and soon I was at my co-worker's house borrowing her sewing machine! I haven't looked back since! Sewing is a release for me. It's so much fun to create beautiful and useful things. It's fun to be learning something new, and it's fun to share it with you! So welcome! Take a look around, and let me know you're here! I love to meet people and respond to every message I get! And I can't wait to meet you!

Posted on January 12, 2011, in office, organize. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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