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Do you remember in Lord of the Rings when the large and powerful tree creatures, the Ents, laid waste to everything? That scene came to life at my house when my kids started school. Trees… or tree products… were laying waste to my house. The papers. The crazy, crazy school papers were slowly sucking the life out of me. So, I did a ton of research and combined a few different methods to come up with this super easy way to organize kids’ school papers at home.
It works because it’s simple and it’s easy to find what you’re looking for.
Set up an inbox in an easily accessible location. I’m talking EASY. Put the box as close to the natural place where paper clutter falls as possible. If you don’t like that location, train everyone to put their papers in a box there and then move it to its final (still accessible) resting place.
All paper goes in this box, school papers, receipts, papers you find lying around the house, mail you can’t process immediately.
I do a big inbox process…