Does your mail pile up on your kitchen counter?
Lots of people set up filing systems in their home office or computer area but is it logical to set up a system away from where the paper is piling up? What are the chances that you will immediately bring the mail there? Slim to none is my experience, so logically it would make sense to set up a location on or near the counter so that when you enter the house with the mail it is EASY to place it where it belongs.
Forming the habit of opening the mail over the garbage as soon as it enters the house works great. This way you can eliminate the junk and bulky envelops right away, leaving only the mail that requires action or filing.
Get yourself a portable file holder
There are some nice looking ones that will be visually pleasing and tame all that mail that is coming in. By having a portable system you can transport it easily when it is time to pay those bills of file things away permanently.
Here are some examples of nice counter top file containers that are available:
|The Home Box by Sinden Home|
|Desk Top Files by Resource International|
|See Jane Work is an excellent place to find some beautiful organizing products…here are some examples of what is available in portable file containers but check out their website for lots more to choose from. We Love them!http://www.seejanework.com/|
Setting up a portable filing system to capture incoming mail can work wonders to keep the piles of paper from scattering around your counter, helping to keep incoming bills from getting misplaced so they can be dealt with on time to reduce the amount of late fees you could get charged.
Creating an organized space where clutter naturally occurs makes it easier to maintain and use.