A true sign that I am well and truly pregnant was the spontaneous urge to spring clean at 10pm that occurred earlier this week. All of a sudden the clutter was driving me crazy and I just wanted it gone! (I literally was telling Dad 101 to ‘Throw it in the bin,” every time the poor man asked me where I wanted something put!)
I am sure that we don’t have any more stuff than any other family but all of a sudden it was driving me crazy. And one of the things that is making me craziest of all is the paper clutter! I feel like I am drowning under the weight of one hundred stacks of paper. We seem to have piles of paper everywhere – bills to be paid, bills that have been paid, receipts and papers to keep for tax, work stuff of mine, work stuff of his, artworks of the small girl’s, random papers with recipes scribbled on them, lists, birthday cards, magazines, brochures, store catalogues, paint chip cards – all of which have a purpose but they are simply driving me insane.
I know I need a system for sorting the paper mountains but I am at a bit of a loss as to what to do. So I need your help, how do you control the paper clutter? How do you decide what to keep? Where do you store it? How often do you file it? And what gets filed under R for ‘rubbish’? What system works for you?