Since we moved into this house almost 2 years ago, we haven’t had a great landing spot for all of the paper that comes in. We try to get as many bills and such sent to us electronically, but there’s still a fair amount that comes in paper form–receipts from store purchases, pay stubs, doctor’s bills, meeting notes, magazines, etc, etc, etc.
Up until now, our method for taking care of it all has been file by pile on the kitchen counter. I would periodically get sick of the clutter, sort it all, and send things where they needed to go. Not only does this “method” take up space, but we all know that clutter causes stress, and I am all about minimizing stress.
I set out on a mission to create the perfect small, yet functional, command center. It didn’t have to be fancy, but had to be easy to get to and include a way to temporarily store paper in an organized way.
I made it happen using one side of the fridge and that awkward spot between it and the microwave. I already had the white board, but bought a magnetic eraser and a magnetic storage container to make the board more user-friendly. I also bought a file organizer for all of the paper. Add some fun file folders to organize the paper, and you’re in business!
Do you have a command center in your house? How do you organize bills, mail, and receipts?