IT’S SPRING! The weather is warmer (don’t you get any ideas, Cincinnati!), flowers are blooming, sandals and sundresses are becoming appropriate for everyday wear, and it’s the perfect time to clean and start fresh!
If I’m being quite honest, I’m one of those people who really, genuinely, enjoys cleaning. I find it cathartic, and I do it pretty often (Somewhere I hear my boyfriend arguing this point, but I swear I do!) So, while I clean and organize all year long, I feel like I kick it into high gear when spring rolls around.
This year, I really wanted to focus on organizing all the papers in my life. Funny story, I attempted this same feat a couple of years ago. I purchased some file folders and labeled them and everything! That’s sort of where I stopped, though. I didn’t have a designated place for them, so they ended up shoved in the spacious drawer of my desk never to be looked through again…until this spring! When I began looking through them in an attempt to start my sorting efforts anew, I was actually pretty frustrated! I discovered tax documents had ended up in my shopping receipt folder, and old movies tickets had somehow been filed under nursing CEUs…? Your guess is as good as mine! I decided I needed to remedy the situation, and FAST!
I realized that my initial intentions were good, I just didn’t fully execute my plan. This year however, I think I ended up with a pretty fool proof system! Here are the steps I used to re-organize all the important documents in my life:
I hope this post helped you to get a bit more organized! Happy spring, and happy filing!