What I’ve been organizing lately - the classic mail-opening session

While some days we clear vast expanses of floor or desk space, or let our creative juices flow in creating fabulous new systems, other days I simply help my clients open their mail.  This may precede creating smart paper flow systems, happen immediately after, or even years into our relationship!  

For whatever the reason, sometimes mail doesn’t get opened or processed unless I’m there - and we’re both ok with that.

This recycling bin sat on the floor next to the bed where my client and I sat and chatted for three hours as we tore through all of the envelopes that had been awaiting my arrival.  You’re not seeing the 10 or so categories we spread across her bed, or the file carts that these eventually rested in.  Mundane as it is, it’s an essential step in keeping the lights on and life moving!

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Office Organizing Expert Kacy Paide loves to do what most people hate: organize offices & paper.

She works with folks who are desperate for a more functional, more beautiful, more inspiring office. Kacy has been a Professional Organizer since 2001 and has worked with over 500 clients. Call her crazy, but she loves a good mess and wants to fix yours. Learn her time-tested solutions in her eBook, The Inspired Office: Organize Your Life One Paper at a Time. Based in Silver Spring, MD, Kacy is nationally available for consulting & speaking.