|The Post Master's Desk|
|Note - This is not technically a "before" picture since I took the huge amounts of paper out before I took it.|
We have a organizing device on our desk, but it never seems to organize anything in a way that is accessible. I've fixed that by coming up with categories of paper that comes in and I've made folders for these categories. Now the folders can be pulled out and papers can be filed and accessed easily! For me this works better than a "home notebook". I like everything in one place, but I don't want it all together all the time.
|School folder with calendar taped to the outside.|
|A place to keep all of our school handouts. I'll bring this folder with me to school meetings and such.|
|Final organized desk!|
- River's Edge - a place for school newsletters as well as handouts from meetings and such.
- Correspondence and bills - a place for all bills or other piece of mail that needs a response from me.
- Money - we don't get bank statements by mail, but I do get quarterly reports from Philip's retirement plan and occasionally we get other important financial papers.
- Love folder - this is not done, but having it here helps to remind me to work on it!
I know none of this is new, but I hope I inspire you to tackle your paper problem. We will see how well this works in the upcoming weeks.
Does anyone have tips for school papers?? In the fall Ethan will be in Kindergarten and I know he will be bringing home worksheets everyday. I know he worked hard on these, but we can't keep them! Do you have a grace period before you chunk something?