Simplified 365: The Office - Day 9: Sorting Papers (Part 1: Gathering)

Simplified 365: The Office - Day 9: Sorting Papers (Part 1: Gathering)

Now that we’ve done a bit of work to limit the paper that’s coming into your house, we will spend the next 5 days gathering what’s currently there, grouping it into like categories and shredding or recycling what’s left.  

Today I’d like you to focus on gathering every single bit of wayward paper from the dark corners of your home and bringing all to one central space.  If you have an office, bring it there, otherwise, bring it to a place you will feel comfortable spreading it out in for the next few days.  

To make this go as quickly as possible, set your timer for 20 minutes and grab a large shopping bag or laundry basket. Carry the bag around the house, filling it as you go.  Look for anything paper, including, but not limited to:

  • Receipts
  • Bills
  • Schoolwork
  • Theater programs
  • Movie tickets
  • Souvenirs
  • To do lists
  • Tax documents
  • Car maintenance documents
  • Home maintenance documents
  • Product manuals
  • Unopened mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers

Once you have a nice big pile of these, you’re done for the day.  

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