Friday, September 28, 2012

Cleaning Up the Clutter: No More Mountains of Mail

     Oh how I wish this were true in my house. Once a week I try to tackle the mountain of paper in my home.  Before I can pay the bills, I feel compelled to throw out the ads and flyers that have stacked up all week. When I find the mail that is actually needing action, I set that in one slot of my organizer.  By the time I get that done I start to balance the checkbook, which usually ends in a headache. Then comes social correspondence such as invitations.
     On to the unloading of the backpacks with school information. I try to separate what needs to be done for homework from the artwork, worksheets, newsletters and flyers for fund raisers.  I need an office manager just for my papers at home! All this in a supposedly "paperless society."
   Let's see what Barb has to say about: Cleaning Up the Clutter: No More Mountains of Mail.


  1. Going to send Barb your book on "The House That Cleans Itself" when it comes from the author. I posted Barb's post on Pinterest.

    1. That is great Carol. A self-cleaning house is a wonderful idea. I guess it is all in the maintenance.

  2. My piles are taking over my house. The bulletin board has run out of tacks. The paper enemy is winning. And if I get one more stack of emergency forms or fundraising notices, I am going to be very very unpleasant.

  3. I am right there with you Marianne. I get very overwhelmed by the paper avalanche. I know we do not need to keep everything. I have a few "action" papers on my bulletin board that need to be filled out for a field trip,picture day, and book order.