Seeing as you are the queen of de-clutter, I thought I would ask you where the best place to buy storage boxes is?
I need to start on my spare room cupboard (babies room) this weekend and have lots of files and papers that need to be sorted out.
My advice is actually contrary to what you’d expect – don’t buy a thing until AFTER the declutter is done. Just look at all the stuff I threw out here and what Anne, our makeover blogger, threw out here
I’d use the tops of photocopy paper boxes (or similar, like large shoeboxes) to sort the paper and once you decide how you want to store the paper, whether in files, plastic display folders, etc, then go out and buy just what you need.
When I’m organising people’s offices, all I take with me is a permanent marker and post-it notes and then only when it’s all done, we get the stuff if they don’t have it.
This post is about business filing but look at the pictures and apply the principles to your household stuff.
Some more posts on organising and storing paper
How to file
Different categories of paperwork
And more on paper organising
Hope this helps!
Any other tips for this pregnant mom?