It’s time for the next step in the paper clutter challenge. If you missed step 1 and the introduction, read about the paper clutter challenge here.
I also want to encourage you to celebrate your accomplishments, so once you’ve finished a step, come to the Facebook group and let us know how it went. Or take a photo and post on Instagram with hashtag #paperchallenge.
So, do you remember that box of papers we gathered back in step 2? Well, it's time to tackle that! The task should be a lot easier now that we have so many systems set up. Each paper should have a clear home. If you don't have a huge backlog, you may be able to tackle this all at once. If you have a lot, you'll need to break it down. If that's the case, I encourage you to go ahead and put your paper sorting sessions on the calendar. (And, remember, you should always be processing your paper inbox at least weekly like we did in Step 4. You should never be adding to your backlog.)
Go ahead and tackle that backlog, and let us know how it goes. Stop by the Facebook group or post on Instagram with hashtag #paperchallenge and let us know how you did with today’s challenge!
Also, if you missed the previous steps in the challenge, you can see them here:
Step 1 – Intro and set up inbox
Step 2 – Gather all papers
Step 3 – Decide whether to go paperless and gather supplies
Step 4 – Process your paper inbox weekly
Step 5 – Set up your file system
Step 6 – Set up a finance binder
Step 7 – Organize your receipts
Step 8 – Organize your coupons
Step 9 – Paperless billing & set up file structure
Step 10 – Organize Kid's Papers