Conquer Paper Piles!

Piles create confusion, frustration, and a total waste of time and money.

US News says the average person spends about 150 hours a year looking for misplaced information which spells disaster for productivity.

No more wasting precious time and money. It’s time to conquer your paper clutter.

I’ve created detailed step-by-step instructions for sorting, purging, and filing papers.

If paper organizing causes you anxiety, Kim's Organizing Solutions will help.


Necessary materials:

  • 3 small boxes, one for recycling, shredding, and questionable.

  • Sticky note pads, index cards, sharpies

  • Small desktop file box

  • Hanging file folders, manila folders

  • Notebook and pen for jotting notes

Prepare Workspace:

  • Need a large flat surface such as a table, floor, bed or countertop

  • Grab all loose papers in the house first.

  • Taking your sticky note start creating categories such as auto, banking, legal, credit cards, health, mailouts, kids, school, home, taxes, and investments.

  • Put big sticky notes on the table and space them about 12 inches apart.

Sorting Process:

  • Take your piles of paper and start sorting them into the categories such as Medical, Auto, Banking, Junk, etc. I also will use paper-size tubs for sorting to keep papers contained.

  • Toss ads, coupons you won't actually use, items that are no longer useful, items that can be found online or duplicates.