January 9th, 2013

Rock, Paper, Clutter

CB007273Paper clutter is my enemy.  Every week a brown paper bag of paper recycling is on my curb and I wonder, “How can there be so much of it?” Then I think about all the different ways it sneaks into our homes: mailboxes, magazines, newsletters and memos… A recent clean out of my purse found expired coupons, a museum pamphlet and several bank deposit slips.  And don’t get me started on my desk, which might more suitably be called “paper dumping ground.”  With tax time approaching, I just don’t know where to start!

Each New Year, I have the best of intentions to become more organized, especially when it comes to paper clutter.  So, it makes perfect sense that January is the National Association of Professional Organizers’ Get Organized Month.

To help all of us tackle the dreaded paper clutter, Elkton Central Library is hosting a program with NAPO Professional Organizer Nettie Owens on Saturday, January 26th at 1pm.  Ms. Owens has been featured on TLC’s show Hoarders and will teach about creating sustainable methods for handling bills, catalogs, school papers and more.  This program is free and will share fun and useful ideas for dealing with those dreaded paper piles.  Sign up today by clicking here or by calling 410-996-5600 ext. 481.

What’s the biggest organizational challenge in your life?




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