Does it seem like you can walk out of your house in the morning with a clean counter only to arrive home that afternoon with a table piled high with papers? Folders full of assignments from a busy day at school, a mailbox full of bills and junk mail, and a hand full of receipts from the recent trip to the grocery store can clutter up a counter fast!
It doesn’t matter how hard we try, there seems to be a continuous flow of paper entering our homes. We may not be able to stop paper clutter completely, but we can certainly create processes to deal with it!
Since several of you have asked me about my favorite products for dealing with paper clutter, I thought I’d share a few that keep me sane in the paper department. Thankfully, after years of trial and error, I finally have a system that works!!
This is my personal filing system. After years of trial and error, I think this is the absolute best filing system to get your paper files organized once-and-for-all. Seriously. The Freedom Filer is so easy to use. Plus, it helps you know when to streamline and purge old, outdated paper!
ScanSnap iX500 scanner
The ScanSnap iX500 is my new go-to scanner that’s slick and streamlined to the core. It is Amazing!!
It scans all my papers and receipts in one swoop. Then I can name/save them all separately. Even when I procrastinate for months, I can get caught up with scanning in less than 5 minutes with this gadget. The best part is that it works with a Mac and PC.
ScanSnap SV600 scanner
This is the way I scan and keep all of those adorable 3D art projects my kiddos make. I would have never thought something like this would have been useful in my life until kids. But as a sentimental mama who doesn’t like clutter, this little scanner does the trick!
You can watch a quick video here to see how I use it.
You’ll be set in the paper department if you start using an inbox for your incoming paper, the Freedom Filer to file quickly, and the ScanSnap iX500 to digitize. Add in the ScanSnap SV600 as a bonus and you might never have a stray paper again!
This is what works for me but I’d love to hear from you! How do you keep your paperwork organized?
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