Saturday, February 9, 2013

How to Organize your Papers

I am taking the Organize Now! Organizing Challenge with some other bloggers and this week we are organizing paper!! 

In my last house, I had my own office that I loved but I don't have one in here so I am making my own "little" space in the kitchen.

(old office)

I plan to put up some hanging files on the wall.  I haven't found the right ones yet but I am thinking about white ones.

I already had these drawers from Ikea and love them so they work for now.

I had this old table that fits for now but I would love a new desk.  My old desk is too deep for this spot. I can keep my file holder, copy machine, phone, (painted Laungerburger) basket.

I can keep pens and other little office stuff in here.

This is not the prettiest but it totally works! 

I have several files in here but I mostly use this for the kids' paperwork.

I use these drawers for all my files.

These files are for my business  and the other one is for our family files.

Because I always show "before"pics, here ya go...

Yeah, it was bad!! LOL!!

Again, here is how it looks now.

Much better, right?!?!

I used Jennifer's book, Organize Now! to help me get organized.  She has 30 pages of tips on this.


How to Organize Your Mind

How to Organize your Priorities

How to Organize Yourself

Organized Closets

Here is a recent baby picture because who doesn't like looking a baby!

How are you doing with your organizing?  

Happy organizing!

Bonnie :)

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Check out the other women in the challenge!

Jennifer Dempsey
  • Jennifer Dempsey: Jennifer, the voice behind the blog Mother Thyme, is a mom of twins, writer, author of Holiday Thyme and food blogger. She is an avid cook with a passion of combining fresh ingredients with common items already on hand. When not chasing around her kids, she likes spending her free “thyme” in the kitchen whipping up simple and delicious recipes at Mother Thyme one bite at a time.

  • Linda DeFalco: Linda is a 30+ woman who lives together with her boyfriend in a 1,050 sq ft condo in Florida. She  loves organization but is inconsistent with how much time she spends on it due to the fact that she works so many hours in the corporate world. She is looking to find great ways to implement more organizational skills into her busy life. You can follow along with Linda’s organization journey at Tapas Lifestyle.

  • Pamela Dayton: Pamela is surprised to find herself raising a family in the same town where she grew up, and is finding it easier to call her 7th-grade-Spanish-teacher-turned-mother-in-law by her first name.  In addition to educating her four children at home, Pamela is the owner, and creator of pretty useful things at Revel Handmade Goodness and blogs at the Dayton Time.
Pamela is excited about being a part of this challenge because she has discovered it is much more fun to sit on the sofa in pajamas while knitting custom pretty things for other people, than it is to sort stuff out. She’s taking advantage of this challenge because she knows it’s way past time to get organized.

Bonnie Donahue: Bonnie Donahue is a wife and mother to 4. She has been blogging at House of Grace for 3 years and is the founder of Project Dream Int. She loves talking about cleaning tips, & tools, organizing with what you have, healthy foods that kids will eat, simplifying your life, working from home, family fun and weight loss secrets! She is a down-to-earth momma trying to stay organized in her busy world and sharing her success a long the way! Join her now.

Michelle McDermott Murphy: Michelle has been married for over 15 years to a very supportive husband. They have 3 children, two daughters ages 13 and 10 and a son who is 8. Each of the children participate on sport teams through out the year and are all active in mixed martial arts several times a week. Michelle has always worked full time outside of the home. With all the activities, the organization of the home has taken the hit — there are only so many hours in a day. Through the years, the clutter has become overwhelming and quite stressful. Michelle is accepting this challenge to get her home in order, have less stress in her life and enjoy her home even more than she does already!!  You can find Michelle’s posts at


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