Piles of paper covering every horizontal surface of your home? It's time to set up the system to end your piled-up paper frustrations. Keep track of important documents, process the papers you don't need to keep, and save the sentimental stuff... in just 15 minutes a day.
Get out from under the piles in just 3 weeks—here's how:
Draw a line in the sand and say “No More Piles!” Create your Inbox as the ONLY place new papers go when they come into your home, and learn the process for sorting your inbox on a regular basis so it never overflows
Determine which Paper(less) Route works for you: I’ll walk you through making an informed decision to set up the system that works for you—whether you want paper copies of everything, or want an easy-to-follow process for filing your papers digitally, I’ll show you the way.
Avoid going overboard with our list of Supplies for Success—choose the containers that work for your space, the folders that support your system, and the labels that keep everything organized. (And free yourself up from the pressure to make it color-coded & Pinterest perfect.)
Create your I.D. Binder for important documents. Those documents you’d lose sleep over if you misplaced them will be gathered into ONE place where you can always get to them if you need them.
Finally figure out what canactuallybe trash. Not everything can be tossed straight into the garbage—we’ll chat trash vs. shred—but we’ll play a game of Worst Case Scenario to determine what papers you really need to keep.
Make your Personal Paper Plan—we say this all the time, but the best system is the one that sticks. You’ll break down the papers you plan to keep by category and determine where each one will go.
Set up your filing system & get started on your backlog. This is the part where you really start to see progress. Your piles will start to dwindle as you put everything in its permanent home.
File your digital documents using Evernote. I’ll teach you my plug-and-play system for managing your digital files in a searchable database. (And, of course, you can skip right over the paperless lessons if you don’t want to go digital!)
Scanning your documents, the easy way. You don’t have to drop everything and scan a document every time you receive it, we’ll walk through the process for managing your inbox and backlog, and never ending up with a pile of papers you don’t know what to do with again.
Time for the Tough Stuff—after getting everything important out of the way, we’ll tackle the category of paper that everyone struggles with, the stuff you feel like you HAVE to keep because it’s sentimental. Learn our best practices for sentimental items like kids artwork, old journals, used planners & more.