My friend Shannon at All Things Health made a comment that struck me. She said, "But I know he gets it from me, I am the pile sort of person, rather than file. I know where to find things, in my piles." Yikes! That's me. I'm so guilty, but I'm trying to change.
This extreme couponing thing I've been doing lately is a blessing to many families, including my own, but it seems to take on a life of it's own from time to time, and generates more messie piles than I care to admit. I've tried several things like baskets, binders, and piles, but so far, nothing has worked consistently.
This weekend I took the time to rearrange my office area, and during the process it occurred to me that I might try filing, in temporary files, those things that end up on my desk that I cannot immediately process. So, I made these, which are also featured above:
The files are nothing fancy, just brown and green folders from Staples, but I inked the edges and cut tags from some pretty rose printed scrapbook papers. I'll give this a try and see if it helps me stay a bit more organized.
What tips or tricks do you use to keep your nest tidy?