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:
- Place it all in ONE pile.
- Sort piece by piece into subjects.
- Shred obvious garbage.
- Pull necessary keepers.
- Clip subjects together.
- Title each pile.
- 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:
▪️ 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.
Schedule time in your planner right now to block out 1-2 hours for this experiment!