Category Archives: Paper

Organizing tips and ideas to control paper clutter

Spring community shredding events in Baltimore, MD and DC metro

Spring cleaning is underway, and for those us still accumulating paper, we also need to regularly purge old and no longer needed paperwork.  If you have a large amount of sensitive paperwork due to a recent spring clean session, you … Continue reading

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8 tips to prepare for back to school paperwork and stuff

It may seem a bit early to be planning for back to school, but it’s not! 🙂 Here are some tips to get your thinking caps on, so that the first week of school goes smoothly with regards to paperwork and other school-related clutter. Continue reading

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9 tips to spring clean your stuff!

Are you planning to do some spring cleaning in spaces other than the basement, garage and backyard? Cramped cupboards and cabinets need help too. Here are some decluttering tips for a few spaces in the home, and for spring cleaning, download my free Spring Clean & Organize Checklist on my blog. Continue reading

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Easy DIY paper organizing cubbies

Still struggling to keep daily paper organized? Here’s a cheap and green organizing tip from Martha Stewart to create organized storage for your mail, magazines, bills, and other paperwork. Continue reading

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Free community shredding at GreenFest (Maryland)

For local subscribers – Do you have a couple of boxes of paper to shred? Then head down to GreenFest of Howard County, MD on Saturday, where they’re offering free shredding. By the way, whether you’re local or not, if you’re not on my newsletter list, join it today. I send out tips about once a month to subscribers worldwide, and if you are local, you will receive the odd bonus issue notifying you of local organizing-related events that may be of interest to you. You can sign up here: http://www.castawaytheclutter.com/organizing-tips.html, and opt out at any time. Your info will never be shared. Continue reading

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Organizing your important documents

I don’t know about you, but keeping paper organized can be a challenge, especially when I’m so busy with other stuff. Much of what we print and file is available online, but what’s not online is our important documents and vital records (and they shouldn’t be either!). Do you have those organized? Could you, or another family member quickly retrieve your birth certificate or house deed paperwork in under a minute? What would happen if you were suddenly not around anymore – hard to think about, right? Read my latest blog post to see what steps you need to take to fix this. Happy New Year! Jacquie Continue reading

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File in style – attractive file cabinets for any decor

Is your small file cabinet stuffed (or unused) and you have piles of paper and mail to be filed away, but no time to get to it? Here’s a tip that may work for you. Continue reading

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How to organize photos

Do you have boxes and bags of old photos that never found their way into albums? If so, learn some tips for organizing your photos into albums and on your computer. Continue reading

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Creating a Vacation Planning File for an Organized Vacation

Is getting ready for vacation stressful for you? If so, you’ll want to create a Vacation Planning File. Learn more in my latest blog post. Have an organized day! Continue reading

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Tax Organizers help to reduce stress at tax time

Do you have all of your tax papers together? If not, try a Tax Organizer. 3 different styles are showcased. Continue reading

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