7 ways to Organize your papers!

posted on January 21, 2010 by  |  posted under Crafting, Decorating, Organization  |  15 Comments

7 ways to Organize your papers

Overwhelmed with papers?  I found a few solutions to your problem!  Okay so actually to my problem.  I seem to pick topics I struggle with the most so I can find solutions to blog about.  So if you benefit from this as I did, great.

First read this article from Women’s Media.  Then the papers that are left can be organized with these ideas…

1.  Here is a great idea to keep your mail organized while looking good at the same time!  It was easy and frugal to make! Click here for the tutorial on In-box tutorial…kind of


2.  The never ending school papers!  I love this idea – one place for everything and one for each kid.  Thanks, blue cricket design.

school vertical

3.  I thought this was a great way to keep those important papers you might need to refer to throughout the year handy.  Thanks, Transforming Home.

4.  “Since I am getting tired of hearing things like “where is my pencil” and “where is my new activity book”, I decided to make these” – Danielle at Transforming Home.  She has a great tutorial so you can make your own!

5.  Here is a fun way to display your kid’s artwork.  Won’t they be so proud to see you really DID like it!  Isabella and Max Rooms has a great display of these frames on her wall and was even featured in O at Home with her idea!


6.  Very creative way to keep those papers you need in sight – the project girl has a tutorial on this.

EnvelopeOrganizer7.  Family Economics had this super simple and inexpensive way to keep all the receipts you might need for taxes categorized.  She hung this in her coat closet which I thought was great because then I might remember to file them, instead of let them pile up in my wallet, then purse, then desk.

I’m sure I won’t ever get rid of my paper PILE, but now maybe it won’t crash off my desk every other day!  Here’s to hoping!

7 ways to Organize your papers

    1. January 21st, 2010 at 9:45 am
      Shelley says:
      I too need to get rid of my pile! Great post. Thanks Missy.
    2. January 21st, 2010 at 10:00 am
      Janell Beals says:
      Thanks for the mention! I loved putting these paper dolls into the frame, Isabella and her grandmother made them and it is a wonderful memory of that moment! Janell
    3. January 21st, 2010 at 10:55 am
      Rebekah says:
      thanks for these ideas!!! i plan on using several of them!!! awesome!!
    4. January 21st, 2010 at 10:59 am
      Haley Hill says:
      Do you have a tutorial or more information about how to make the first organizer at the top of the page? Please post it or a link if you do! Thanks!
      • January 21st, 2010 at 11:54 am
        Alison says:
        Just posted it...thanks for asking!
    5. January 21st, 2010 at 11:52 am
      Danielle @ Transforming Home says:
      Thanks for mentioning my blog! I made those totes a couple of weeks ago, and they are definitely standing up to the wear and tear around here. Nothing is quite as sturdy as a good canvas bag. And I am feeling so much more organized about the school papers - I haven't lost anything yet! Thanks again.
    6. January 21st, 2010 at 12:49 pm
      Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} says:
      I love any tip on how to keep all these papers on my desk organized! Thanks
    7. January 21st, 2010 at 3:29 pm
      Mindy says:
      I thought I got rid of those papers a year ago when I reorganized your desk? They're back I take it. Naughty.
    8. January 22nd, 2010 at 2:44 pm
      Margot says:
      Thanks for sharing these ideas. I am always struggling to stay organized. Most days it feels like I am losing the battle, I admit. Hopefully these ideas will help me be at least a little bit more organized in 2010.
    9. January 24th, 2010 at 3:49 pm
      KayTee says:
      Love these ideas!!!
    10. June 25th, 2010 at 7:35 pm
      Sande @ Home Organizer says:
      These are some very sightly and functional solutions to organizational problems, keep it up!
    11. July 5th, 2010 at 1:38 pm
      Ann Henley says:
      Wow! I love the chair covers with pockets!
    12. November 6th, 2010 at 10:18 pm
      Heather says:
      I love the chicken wire frame for important papers. Looks good, and would fit in with a country decor. Setting up color coded files is a great idea for school work, though I don't have any that age anymore. I did mine in a rubber maid container, one for each child.
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