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.

(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.


- Amelia