Organise paperwork for small projects or events

by Sara Hall. Posted in Home organising, Paperwork

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I would like to share with you a really easy way to organise paperwork for small projects or events.  I’ve just finished organising some paperwork for a client, and  the system I used would work well.

So what sort of paperwork might you have, that you could use this system for?  It might be something on-going or one-off.  To give you some examples, they might be one-off projects, like a small home make-over or a party.  Or paperwork for something on-going, like a medical issue, a pet or paperwork you might have scattered around your house that all fall under one category (like manuals and instruction books).

The following tutorial has been broken down into steps:

  1. The issue;
  2. Sorting the paperwork;
  3. Organising the paperwork;
  4. What you need to create this system;
  5. Another way to use this system.

So can you relate with the following senario in this clip?

http://youtu.be/FTMxB4Gcnj4

The first step to organising your paperwork is to sort.  As you go through this step, really have a look at the paperwork and make sure you need everything.  Look out for double-ups or paperwork that has been superseded (like a contract that has been updated) and throw away (or shred if the paperwork has personal information) anything you no longer want or need.  I have already done this step with my client before taking it away to be organised.

In this next clip, I show you a really easy way to sort your paperwork:

http://youtu.be/qhgoPJfiy8g

After sorting and purging.  The next step is to organise the paperwork:

http://youtu.be/T73whvtuJOc

In this next clip I show you what you need to get to create this system at home – the shopping list:

http://youtu.be/FQOsWjwOxhI

And in this final clip I show you how to use this system for manuals and instruction books:

http://youtu.be/7V5QuRRKNrU

If you have any questions or want any advice on sorting your paperwork, I would love to hear from you.

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Sara excels at helping her clients get rid of clutter and become more organised. Her knowledge and understanding of working with different people, and responding to their individual needs, means she excels at providing home and office organising services.