Live the life you love! Organizing environments and lives at ZeroChaos + bits of life.
Setting up your bills on auto-pay and going paperless is going to save you time + a tree or two. Put reminders in your calendar, phone notes or reminders.
Have an Action Tray for pressing things that need to get done in a timely matter.
Do not create a miscellaneous file. Super bad idea.
Keep current information and recycle/shred the rest.
What are you going to do with all that stuff? Ready to make a lifestyle change? Recognize that it takes time to change patterns and habits. Family members may be reluctant, especially if you've been leading the pack with clutter. You can do it! Divide and Conquer. Purge/Sort/Organize
Thanks to Dan for the photo.
I'm all for enjoying summer, but set yourself + your kids up for a seamless Fall re-entry. Donate or consign clothes they no longer wear or fit into in July. Saving things for the younger sib? Put it in a bin with the size range. Tackle toys in August. Purge/Sort/Organize
Does clutter free living sound good to you? Make it happen. Every space and every room is the same process.....sort like with like + sell or donate unwanted items. Create homes for things where they actually belong, and treat each shelf and drawer like real estate with only most used items getting the prime space. Then maintain. Good luck.
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Let's chat about taxes, even though most everybody (hopefully) has completed theirs. One thing that trips most people up that I work with is keeping track of their tax docs for the year. Keep it simple and dump everything into one labeled folder OR create separate folders for Income, Donations, Medical, Real Estate, Child care + any correspondence from the IRS.
It doesn't have to be perfect, it just needs to happen. Having this in place will make your annual tax adventure a little easier.
I recently completed a garage transformation and am quite tickled with the results. Garages can be daunting with years of unwanted and unused items taking up valuable space + they often take many hours of focused teamwork to get the task completed.
First, donate and sell what you no longer want and throw/recycle all the yucky stuff.
Next, place items that actually don't belong in the garage where they actually belong in the house.
Sort like with like.
Then, and only then is it time to consider how and what you might need to make your garage orderly and functional.
Consider a junk/recycle hauler if dealing with volume.
Here are the items that should always be secured in a safety deposit box or a home safe:
Marriage, Birth, and Death Certificates.
Settlements and Divorce Papers.
Citizenship, Custody, and Adoption Papers.
Stock + Bond Certificates.
Vehicle Titles + Property Deeds.
Living Will, Powers of Attorney, and Trust Papers.
Home Inventory + Photo's + Receipts.