Saturday, March 21, 2015

Home Office Organization - Paperwork, Part 6

This is it - the final day of the paperwork project. 

As a reminder, this is what I started with:




And this is where the last day started:



Step Eighteen: 

I am not going to lie - this was the most labor intensive part. I knew it would be, since there were so many different categories represented in these piles and many needed cutting and/or punching.

I began with the simplest to take care of and added items to my journal and gratitude journal. I added concert and theater dates from a brochure to my planner.

Then I put all my application papers into two pocket folders. I also prepared an Arc Notebook to place my copies into after the applications are finished.

Next, I took out my mega paper-cutter and trimmed the sheets that needed trimming. I use some junior-size Arc Notebooks, so they needed to fit in those notebooks.

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(OK, so mine is not identical to this one, but this one makes me nostalgic. It is identical to ones used at my school. Mine is a plastic version.)

After trimming the pages, they needed punching for my Arcs. 

Finally, I created another notebook for all the informational sheets I had punched. I used the Semikolon tabs from Day 3 to separate the subjects as I placed them into the notebook. 

This is the final result:


Clockwise from rear left corner: information Arc, food/health journal, gratitude journal, regular journal, awaiting lamination, planner, application notebook and folders.


Note that the laminating and applications are not crossed off my to-do list. 



Total time today: 3 hours plus blogging time. I estimate that the laminating will take another half hour, then 10 more minutes to punch and add to appropriate notebooks.

Total project time, not including writing the blog posts: 9 hours, plus the estimated 40 minutes for the laminating pile.

Step Nineteen:

Make a cup of tea and watch a movie on The Hallmark Channel.

Thank you for reading along. I hope my progress helps your process. Please leave me a comment below about your progress.

Enjoy!

- Amelia