Paper Management – How Do You Deal?
Do you live with a creative type? Are you unsuccessfully swimming in a house full of papers + bills that threatens to take you into the deep depths of it’s rip tide?
Well I feel your pain. Jeff is most definitely one of those creative types. “Numbers? Oh yes! Let me crazy mad scientist scribble some calculations that I added up in 5 seconds of some concise measurements + calculations!!!!”
“Great!!!! Help me with these banks statements!” I say. “Oh, waaaaait…..you said numbers???? Hmmmm, no. What? I conveniently have no idea what you’re saying to me right now at this exact moment.” is his response. His brain literally shuts off. Aha. A selective understanding of numbers. I get it. I see how it’s going down in this house…..
Damn straight, George Clooney. It literally made my skin crawl.
Oh yeah + his files were shoved in a weird old beat up leather briefcase, but I don’t have a picture of that because I pretty much wanted to throw it out the window. I can’t live like this, people. I NEED ORDER!!!!!
A still life panorama I titled, “A Whole Lot of No Fun”. If you notice in the picture there is a glass of red wine amongst the papers. And the globe is dejectedly lying on it’s side because I think I may have knocked it over at some point during one of my fits of rage. I have sorted through stacks + stacks of neglected paperwork + I’m in the process of categorizing + filing them. Yes, that’s right – IN A PROPER FILING CABINET. The upside to all this torture is the fact that I’ve found a couple gift certificates in the piles! Yay!
If you are experiencing this same type of unfortunate situation, check out The ABCs of Household Paper Management.
Or click on the link to watch a video from the Grande Dame herself, Martha Stewart on how to Manage Paper in Your Office. It’ll make you weep with it’s beautiful anal retentiveness.
So when I’m surrounded by papers + screaming, “CURSES!!!!!” to no one in particular, I have to remind myself that we are a team. I have my strengths + Jeff has his. Together we’re going to figure it all out little by little! Or shall I say stack of paper by stack of paper?
How do you keep your bills + paperwork organized??? I always love hearing from you guys + if you have any handy tips on how to keep on top of the paperwork monster, I’d love to hear it!