Decluttering Old Notes

Decluttering Old Notes

Notebooks filled with referenced ideas and random musings on sheets, which consume our space can be a pain in the neck.

They’re inspired, instantaneous and a necessary part of life.

How to process all of it, and where to put it is the question I get on repeat as a Professional Organizer.

Here is how I handle the paper clutter, and I would love for you to share your 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧 below:

  1. Place it all in ONE pile.
  2. Sort piece by piece into subjects.
  3. Shred obvious garbage.
  4. Pull necessary keepers.
  5. Clip subjects together.
  6. Title each pile.
  7. Transfer the Information.

Number ((7)) is KEY to ensuring that these Notes become useful. (If you need more detail on this step, please reach out).

Note-taking is good for four things:

▪️ Reference
▪️ Memory Building / Review
▪️ Action Items or Scheduled Appointments
▪️ Brain-dumping / Ideas / Observations

The rest is just unnecessary chatter that is filling valuable space.

So, if you’re stuck with a note paper rut, put these 7 Steps into 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 & let me know how it goes.

𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐀𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧:

Schedule time in your planner right now to block out 1-2 hours for this experiment!

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