productivity

17 of the greatest tools to get your paper clutter under control

17 of the greatest tools to get your paper clutter under control

Are you desperate to get your paperwork organised and under control, but feel unsure about which products will actually be of any help?

Have you ever purchased products before, only to be disappointed that your paperwork still felt out of control?

While there are no 'miracle' products out there, there definitely are ones that will save you so much time, energy and effort when it comes to your paperwork organisation. It all comes down to how you actually use them and the types of paperwork systems you have in place.

So, with my big focus on this topic of late, in the lead up to the release of my new paperwork program, today I'm sharing a list of the 17 greatest tools for paperwork organisation, so you can feel in control when it comes to dealing with your paperwork, and reduce the stress, worry and frustration around this task. Let's dive in!

How to overcome your fear of throwing paperwork away {Q & A}

How to overcome your fear of throwing paperwork away {Q & A}

Do you have anxiety, worry or fear around which paperwork you should be holding onto, and which is safe to get rid of? 

Does it make you feel stressed to go through your archival papers, or paper backlog, because you're not sure where to start in terms of throwing things out? Or how long you should be keeping certain documents?

One of the main reasons a lot of people don’t have their files organised is because they actually don’t know which papers they should be keeping, and for how long. Therefore, they hold onto everything 'just in case' they need to refer back to it, resulting in stuffed-to-the-brim filing cabinets, or completely disorganised systems. 

What's your 'paper personality'?

What's your 'paper personality'?

If you've ever said to yourself...

"I know I'm not dealing with my household paperwork in the right way, and that I could do it better, but how do I go about making changes?"

Today's post is for you.

Even if you feel overwhelmed about taking those first steps, or keep saying to yourself 'I'll get around to organising it one day', please keep reading.

Because there’s little point trying to change your habits around dealing with paperwork without first identifying how you currently deal with it. You can then learn the right strategies to make shifts in the right direction, which will be the basis to your long-term success!

Battling paper clutter? This is your first step{Q & A}

Battling paper clutter? This is your first step{Q & A}

If you looked around your house right now, how many paper piles would you see?

Is there that one big stack on the end of the kitchen bench or table?

Are there several stacks in the 'hot-spots' of your home (i.e entryway, kitchen, home office)?

Do you have paper-related tasks waiting in a specific spot that require your immediate attention?

Or do you have effective paperwork systems that are actually working to keep the paper piles at bay?

If you're battling paper clutter, and feel like those paper piles are starting to take over your home, you are not alone my friend! And in today's Q & A, I'm answering Michelle's question on this exact topic, and sharing the first important step you need to take in getting it under control.

12 Of The Best Organising Systems For Your Family

12 Of The Best Organising Systems For Your Family

Do you ever find yourself lying in bed at night, going through all the things you have to do the following day, week or month? I always think of the movie 'I Don't Know How She Does It', where SJP is lying in bed at night going through all of her tasks, and nearly having a nervous breakdown at the very thought!

Having an organised approach to how you run your household can take a bit of work initially to set up, but once you've got great systems and routines in place, it will make life so much easier, I promise! Today I'm detailing 12 of the best organising systems for your family - I use all of these on a daily or weekly basis. These systems help me stay consistent with my organisation, and have all but gotten rid of the nightly listing sessions!

How to plan your meals - 2 simple strategies

How to plan your meals - 2 simple strategies

Can you relate to this scenario?

You arrive home from work, or a day out, and both you and the kids are starving. It's getting close to dinner time, and you've been wondering all day what on earth you could make for dinner, but you're not even sure what you have in your fridge. You want and need something quick and easy, but also nutritious and fulfilling.

But as you stare into the empty fridge, you're at a loss at exactly what to make - you are SO not one of those people that can whip up an amazing meal with just 3 ingredients. The stress kicks in, the kids are starting to lose it, you're feeling so tired...

Sound familiar? Wish you had an easier, less stressful approach to your evenings?

The answer, my friend, is meal planning.