Organization Solutions for your Stationary Stash
According to the National Association of Professional Organizers, “Organized people save time and money and reduce stress and frustration levels. There is no one right or wrong way to get organized. Organizing systems help you deal with everything from your paper to your professional responsibilities and give you parameters on what to keep, what to toss, and what to take action.”
But, what, exactly, is an organization system? Basically, that’s completely up to you! Depending on your personality type, environment, and style, you’ll want to come up with an organization system that’s right for you. To sum it all up, the professionals agree: it doesn’t matter how you de-clutter your space, just do it! Getting organized, and getting in control of your space, will save you time, stress, and even a little cash.
Assess your space: where’s the clutter?
Do you tend to toss your mail and keys on the kitchen counter when you walk through the door? Try placing a bowl or magnetic board in that space to contain those items. That way, you’ll always know where those necessities are, and you’ll save some sanity.
Do you keep a stack of bills, invitations and other mail in a (growing) stack on your desk? Conquer the chaos with this simple trick: create a desktop filing system. One compartment for things that need to be addressed today, one for things that need to be addressed this week, and one for things that can be put off until you find some free time.
Wherever you start stashing your incoming mail, make it easy for yourself to respond by keeping your own personal correspondence close. Simply keep a handsome desktop stationery set or colorful box of stationery on your desk or in your foyer. You’ll be prepared to drop any type of note in the mail at any moment. Shop for stationery collections here.
Do a Little Spring Cleaning
When it comes to stationery, you don’t want to be stuck reaching for a piece of paper to write on and realizing that all you have on hand is your leftover high school graduation announcements and some post-its! On the other hand, you don’t want a drawer full of out-of-style or unimaginative cards, either.
We recommend you clean out your correspondence collection often, and keep only what you absolutely love. We believe your stationery should INSPIRE you to write, and never hinder you from doing so. What to do with old paper products? Why not give them to your child, and give him or her a quick letter-writing lesson? They’ll have plenty of products on which to practice! Another DIY idea is to cover old stationery in cute paper, colorful cardstock, or even paint! It can be a fun and functional way to recycle your old stuff.
Are you feeling like a new stationery collection is too big an investment? Learn about the sensible side of stationery here.
Make your stationery work for you! Learn the art of letter writing here.