Is it just me or do other people have a problem with mail and paperwork taking over their kitchen table and counters? I have the best intentions of being organized but I often fall short, especially when it comes to paperwork. I have a filing cabinet in the office upstairs, but most of the time I feel lazy and don't want to run up and down the stairs to file something. I saw this idea on Alyssa's blog and thought I would give it a try.
I found this cute file holder at Big Lots for super cheap.
Then I stumbled upon these file folders at Michaels. They were on sale - 50 cents for a 4 pack. Score!
The idea is to keep the filing system around where you open your mail so things get filed right away. Then every week or so you transfer everything to your primary file cabinet. So far it's been working great!