Turning Your Piles into Files

Got piles?

Piles of papers?

Your papers? The kids papers?

Yeah. Me too.

Head over to my friend Kathi Lipp’s place where she is featuring three sites on home management that she loves and mine is one. (Aww….thanks!)

These sites are showcasing some free printables for you today and I’m giving my  instructions for my paper-pile busting system for setting up a “Brain in a Binder”.

Oh….and we are giving away three organizing books including a copy of my book The Complete Guide to Getting and Staying Organized

Click here to see the post.


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  3. Karen, Thanks for the suggestions. The paper monster has just about covered me up. Don’t know why I have such a hard time throwing anything away but I do. The “I might’s-as in wear or need or I remember when, etc.” get in the way everytime. I really like the note book idea – at least some information could be found. Husband would be a very happy man if I could get a handle on this problem. I look forward to trying some of your suggestions. I will also put a list of people I send Christmas cards to -maybe I won’t realize after Christmas that I left someone out.

  4. Need help organizing I would love to win one of these books and thanks for the great ideas. Everything seems to be a clutter even my planner. Blessings

  5. Very interesting – millions of women need this support

    Maybe you should help us analyze why we are keeping tons of piles to file…

  6. dear karen i need help. i am a pack rat. its hard for me to throw papers away. i get that from my dad. can you help with some ideas how to know what is important and the things that can be thrown away. love connie

  7. Karen,
    Thank you for the reminder of your Brain in a Binder. I’ve already put the supplies on my shopping list. I’ve also downloaded Anna Moseley’s Cleaning Checklist to put in the sheet protector in front.

    Do you incorporate tracking family & friends’ birthdays in the Binder, or do you use a separate method?


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