Quick Fix For Paperwork Piles

October 13, 2016 , In: Business, Organize, Quick Tips

No matter how hard I try, there is a pile of paperwork I just can’t seem to eliminate. What’s in the pile? Oh, well, that changes. I wish I could tell you that today’s pile includes exciting party invitations and travel plans, but sadly, it does not. Today, my paperwork (and life) are not very glamorous, there is a contract to review, an IRS form to fill out, instructions for an upcoming medical procedure (nothing serious) and a bill I need to call about. Fortunately, the rest of the items on my task list don’t require actual paper.

The problem with paper is that it multiplies quickly. It’s easy to add to an already growing pile, but not so easy to start a pile on a perfectly clean desk or counter top. I designed the Paperwork Organizer, to solve this exact problem. Once designed, I had to wait several months to get a finished product that I could actually use. I’m thrilled to say it works! As you can see, the Organizer looks a lot better than a stack of paper and is much easier to navigate.blog-image-feature_paperwork-organizerI sort my paperwork into the tabbed pockets. I use two Organizers, one for home and one for the office. I also love that it is portable, so it goes with me when I travel.blog-image_paperwork-organizer-interiorIf you don’t need something as portable or have a bit more paperwork, try a file box with hanging files.blog-image_file-box-hanging-file-foldersIf you have another system that works for you, please share it in the comments.

    • Sheryl
    • October 18, 2016

    I really like this organizer. Good place to put one project when you have to stop in the middle and go to another project. I can’t find it on your site though.

    • Sorry Sheryl, not sure why this is not showing up on the Office Depot/Office Max website today. It is available in stores, but for your trouble we are emailing you and getting you one right away. Thanks for commenting!

    • Alicia
    • October 18, 2016

    I’ve been using my paperwork organizer over the summer and it’s PERFECT for me! Love it!

    • Megan
    • October 19, 2016

    This looks fabulous! Wish there was a link to the product though… I’ve searched the See Jane Work site and Office Depot and can’t find it!

    • Hi Megan, So sorry about that. Not sure why it is not on Office Depot website. We are making sure it is on our website today to eliminate any confusion. In the meanwhile, we will be contacting you directly via email to get you one right away.

    • Amy
    • October 21, 2016

    I am going to RUN to Office Depot for this! I love all of your products – I can’t have too many!!!

    • RD
    • December 15, 2016

    Thanks for the great suggestion. I will have to check out the organizer. I am also interested in the file folders that I shown as well. Are they something that can be purchased? Thanks

    • Sorry we didn’t include the link in the article. The File Hanging File Folders are available in Office Depot, Office Max stores or to purchase online click here

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