Organizing Paperwork in the Kitchen

Since the kitchen is the heart of the home and often Grand Central Station as well, it’s important to keep the paperwork needed to run your household and family organized in this space.

There are two popular options for managing that everyday paperwork.

  1. Fill a large 3-ring binder with clear plastic sleeves. Label sections for the restaurant menus, coupons, school schedules, after-school activities, important phone numbers, entertainment and activities. Anything you need on a regular basis can be filed here.
  2. Purchase a small desk-top file box and folders. Create a file for frequently accessed papers, including all-of-the-above and maybe some more. How about adding, community events, sports team rosters, current medical information?

Both these systems keep paper organized vertically and horizontally in stacks on your kitchen counter.

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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client. Janet is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and was voted 2016 Organizer of the Year by the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO.

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