I am on a serious mission this year to get organized in every space available in my apartment. After moving I realized my stuff was not ORGANIZED!!! My office space pretty much dictated the need for ORGANIZING to make it truly functional space for organizing tasks, bills, mail, to do list, etc. If it’s not apparent I am a huge IKEA fan and seriously doubt there are any areas of the store I have left untouched.
The first step in my mission to ORGANIZE:
1) SORT AND PURGE!!!!
2)CREATE PILES DESIGNATED SHRED(see below for companies who will shred for you), TRASH, FILE
3)The local FEDEX will shred your documents for $.79/lb on my first trip I spent less $6.00 to shred my bundle. TIP: if possible load your documents in a supermarket bag size or light weight trash bag for weighing. NOTE: The documents are not shredded on site by FEDEX. Here is the process: a. documents are stored in a pad locked container, b)Blue Mountain picks up the documents and the documents are taken offsite to be shredded. There is also another company SHRED NATION who will come on site to your home or business and shred on site if the volume meets their requirements. They also offer shredding at their multiple locations throughout the US. SHRED NATION is located inside of UPS stores.
4)FILE —I created file bins for everything relevant to me and the kids!!! Healthcare, School, Bank/Receipts/Miscellaneous and Insurance Documents/Apartment Documents.
These are IKEA TJENA magazine files. The files come with adhesive labels to mark each file. The cardboard is extremely durable for handling.
Next on organization agenda, EXECUTE A PLAN FOR DEBT ELIMINATION!!!! Stay Tuned.