"Wisdom has built her House, she has hewn out her Seven Pillars" Proverbs 9:1
I look forward to having you come join me as we work to turn our houses into homes.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Welcome to March

Yes, it's March already!!! It always seems to sneak up on me every year!!  Time to continue on with the simplify my home Challenge too..... I wonder how everyone went with their Spots of
Simplicity in Feb???... This month we are looking at paperwork .......  Filing, bills, budgets, piles of papers, your office area ........ Oh, I can hear those sighs already!! Paperwork and clearing/sorting of papers can be daunting, so my suggestion is to try a couple of these ideas:
1.  Set a timer for 15 minutes and go at it till the timer buzzes, then go do something else for a bit.  Keep coming back a few times each day for 15 min intervals until you feel like you have some sort of control.
2. Take that big pile of papers that looks like the leaning Tower of pizza! go sit on the lounge room floor and sort your way through it all while you have a movie or music on.

I find my homestead binder to be fantastic!  I have it divided up into 7 sections....... 1 section for each Pillar.   Right at the very front I have some plastic sleeves that hold business cards -  this is where I keep the business cards that we use with regards to anything to do with our home.  Behind the business cards I also have a couple of the local takeaway menus in plastic sleeves.  on odd occasions, usually spur of the moment, pet eight suggest we get some Chinese for tea....... It's so easy to flip to the menu and give them a phone order so it's ready by the time I drive into town!

1 comment:

M.K. said...

That binder looks beautifully organized! I do attack our paper work, and when I attack, I do it with vigor b/c I dislike it SO much. Every few years (few meaning 5 or 6 ...) I attack the filing cabinet and sort/empty out, and file away all the papers piling like a sky scraper in my "basket." Ugh. Not a very good way to do it, but I'm not changing now, hahaha :)