My taxes are a combo—self-employed and personal. The self-employed side means I have to dig through my mortgage statements, find my insurance form, pull together all my fuel receipts…it leaves my space looking like that aftermath of a tropical storm. This is because I’m not careful in my paper search by replacing the file folders and not-needed papers as I should. No, when I find what I’m looking for I do a happy dance and go back to calculating, leaving everything unfiled and unreplaced. I rationalize this by saying it makes the organizing easier.
I have enough furniture—filing cabinet, bookshelf, and desk. It’s really about what I do with all those bits of paper that come in the mail and out of my computer. Here’s how I sorted that out:
- Figure out where I’m failing—the things that don’t get filed
- Create a system that I will actually use—the filing cabinet is not working
- Start fresh—cycle out and store everything 2011
Things that don’t get filed
|Argyle is awesome!|
Create a system
|They’re like felts for grown ups.|
|This one takes longer to fill up.|
What space in your home needs organization?
London Drugs Fan
Nala Henkel, a former employee and current contract proofreader for London Drugs, is a self-confessed fan of our store. We’ve invited her to share her quirky perspective on all things London Drugs from a consumer’s point of view.