Skip to main content

Tuesday Time to Tackle: Paper Piles


Paper and I have a love-hate relationship.  I love how the written word provides a snapshot of a particular time.  I hate how difficult it is for me to dispose of papers, and how good I am at procrastinating filing them away.

I am hoping to wade through this pile today.  It may come as a great surprise, but I'm very good at paying bills on time.  The breakdown in my system really comes in the filing stage.

How do you handle paperwork?  Any advice on how to break myself of this "piling" habit? 

Thanks for my favorite papers--photos and letters from loved ones!


Pin It

Comments

  1. When you find a solution, please post it because I am overwhelmed, too.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have a one touch rule....touch it once then pay, file or toss. Works for me! LOL, good luck...looks like a big pile. xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  3. No problems on that part of my life... As a very organized person, I make it a habit to file everthing immediatly. I can's stand clutter.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I too am very good about paying on time. I open mail and either toss or put in the to do pile. It's after the task is done that I fall down, I am VERY bad about that last step. Throw away is easy, filing just piles up. Big surprise but in my professional life my desk was cleared each day before going home with nary a stray piece of paper!

    ReplyDelete
  5. We do get the paper bills. I sort them by type and put them in a basket. Forever. I need to stop that. LOL

    ReplyDelete
  6. I'm lucky that The Man took over the bill paying/filing chore a few years ago. He would rather do that than clean a toilet...lol! I had a much more elaborate filing system than he does because I couldn't stand seeing the stack of papers that needed filing -- that doesn't bother him too much, and it's located in his ManCave, so I don't let it bother me either! I do follow the blog of a self-proclaimed "love-to-be-organized" lady, Toni at a Bowl Full of Lemons -- http://abowlfulloflemons.blogspot.com/2012/09/home-organization-101-week-4-office.html. She has a 14 week challenge going on right now for organizing all the trouble spots in our homes, and this week is "The Office." She has quite a nice filing system and explains it very well, so you might want to check it out.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Conversations are so much nicer when more than one person does the talking. :-) Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts; I'd love to hear from you!

Popular posts from this blog

It's #RootsTech Giveaway Time!

In February of 2018, not knowing exactly what to expect, I attended RootsTech for the first time. What I learned is that RootsTech has something for everyone, from the most beginner of beginners to professional DNA genealogists. If you are interested in your own family story, come to RootsTech! RootsTech offers over 300 classes, amazing keynote speakers, an Expo Hall packed with all sorts of vendors, and evening cultural events. 

After an enjoyable experience in 2018, I returned in 2019, and even got my husband, John, to come one of the days to hear Saroo Brierley give a keynote address. 

Speaking of keynote addresses, this week RootsTech just announced that one of the speakers for 2020 will be David Hume Kennerly, a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer. I can't wait to hear his story!

RootsTech 2020 will celebrate its 10th anniversary, and is bound to be the best one yet! I have been delighted to be accepted as an official RootsTech ambassador. One of the perks is that I received a c…

Ten Things of Thankful: Nearly Christmas Edition

This is a busy time of year, and though it isn't as busy for me as it has been in past years, my to-do list still seems longer than the hours in the days. However, I find that when I spend time to focus on the reason for the season, I can feel the joy of Christmas and the tasks-at-hand fall back into their proper place. This week I had the opportunity to attend some wonderful events, and I'd love to take you along for a virtual tour:

Let's start at the Conference Center on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, last Friday night. The Tabernacle Choir joined with the Orchestra at Temple Square and the Bells on Temple Square, along with dancers and guest artists Kelli O'Hara and Richard Thomas, to present a spectacular Christmas concert. Although I couldn't record any of the performance, the following 2-minute video from the church provides an overview:




The last time John and I had attended a Christmas concert by the Tabernacle Choir, they were still holding those conc…

Ten Things of Thankful: So Long, October!

Although the number of good moments in October outnumbered the sad, I'm still thankful it is now November!

November brings:
1. a time change. I'm thankful that mornings will be lighter earlier.
2. John's birthday. I'm thankful for him, and love thinking of ways to make his day special.
3. Drexel's birthday. He will be 7 years old this month. Time passes so quickly! I'm thankful for him; he's a good dog. 
4. Thanksgiving. I'm thankful we have a designated day to remember to be thankful.
5. Oldest granddaughter's birthday. She will also be 7 this month. Time passes so quickly! I'm thankful for her; she's a sweet girl.

Other things I'm thankful for this week:
6. Books. I read Educated  and started It's All Relative. Educated is thought-provoking on many levels. I'm looking forward to finishing It's All Relative; I started it in the Baker City Public Library while waiting for our van to be repaired. My copy from Amazon should arrive late…