I like to think I am quite an organised person, in fact I pride myself on my top quality organising skills. Everything has a home in my house, that is except for paperwork. Paperwork is the bane of my life, or as I like to call it – organised mess. I have random piles of papers lying around the house, they have far exceeded the in tray and out tray that I bought with all the best intentions in the world. Everyday the postman arrives with yet another pile of paperwork. There is bills for gas and electric, statements for loans and bank accounts, you name it I guarantee it drops onto my doormat. It all gets opened and then put in a pile. These piles are then left randomly wherever I can find space.
I would love to have the luxury of a home office, but that is not going to happen until we move house, so for now I need to get this sorted with minimal effort, space and money! My helpful husband suggested a filing cabinet, which while a really good practical solution, it would also be very ugly in my front room. I need something that can be left in our family room which is home to my works computer but also something that isn’t ugly on the eye, call me silly but it has to be in keeping with décor. I have searched and searched for something suitable and finally I think I have the perfect solution! A sideboard! Now stop imagining something from the 70’s, think black glass and chrome. It is in perfect keeping with my husbands beloved television and surround sound. Now obviously it doesn’t have the benefit of A-Z little folders inside, but I have come up with a plan…I am a woman with a plan, and a really good one at that!
There is 6 drawers in this sideboard, which means one for household bills, one for husbands letters, one for my letters, one for the children’s letters/appointments, and one for my work stuff once it need filing away. That leaves one drawer for the bits that have no other proper home, such as takeaway menus! Now all I have to do is assemble said sideboard and get cracking on sorting those random piles of paper into their new homes.
I will be organised before the end of the month, watch this space!
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