The hot spot for week two of Project: Simplify is paper clutter.
This was also an easy one for me. I did have a few things that needed to be streamlined so I'm glad to have had a nudge to get them figured out. I already have a system put in place for incoming mail: I take care of it the second I bring it in the door. Junk I put in a shred pile to add to my compost bin. Papers that are blank on the back we put in a scratch paper drawer to draw on or for me to make lists on. I do that. I take action immediately on items that need it if possible. If not, I have a spot I display them so that I see them and can take care of them the next day. I collect my business receipts in the notebook where I keep track of my business finances. The projects the kids do are their responsiblity. They have a bag they can save them in in their bedrooms or they can display them on these. I made a folder for each of the kids so I can put important papers in them. I needed to organize my coupons so I did. Now when I tear one out, it must go in the organizer or I have to throw it away. I make the rules around here.