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Conquer Paper Clutter With A Mobile Office (+ Free Printable Labels!)

Conquer Paper Clutter With A Mobile Office (+ Free Printable Labels!)

Conquer Paper Clutter With A Mobile Office 

Is paper clutter creating stress in your life? Do you need an easy system to handle your mail as soon as you’ve opened it? We used to have piles of mail & important papers throughout our home until we couldn’t take the chaos a minute longer. Discover how to create a mobile office, hacks to keep it organized & free printable labels to get you started!

conquer paper clutter with a mobile office plus free printable labels to help you get started

 

MOBILE OFFICE =  PERFECT PROBLEM SOLVER

We created a mobile office – a “one-stop shop” where all mail, incoming papers & basic office supplies have a home. After we created a home filing system in our office, we knew we also needed a system for incoming mail. This mobile office has been the PERFECT solution to prevent mail from cluttering our home.

The #1 key to bringing organization into your life is to actually have a “space” or a “home” for every item. Instead of going on a scavenger hunt to find that bill that needs to be paid & then going on more scavenger hunts to find envelopes, stamps & pens, it’s all in a “one-stop shop.”

 

mobile office basket with attached lid

SHOP THESE ITEMS FOR A DIY MOBILE OFFICE

free printable labels on colorful hanging file folders

 

 10 BASIC ESSENTIALS YOUR MOBILE OFFICE NEEDS

  1. Pens/pencils &/or markers (I may or may not keep a random furniture marker in here.) 
  2. Envelopes
  3. Return address labels**
  4. Stamps
  5. Tape
  6. Paper clips
  7. Envelope opener (optional)
  8. Notebook &/or notepad**
  9. Certified USPS mailing “cards” – the green & white ones(these are AWESOME to have on hand in the event that you need to mail something certified. It’s always a time-saver if you can avoid a trip to the post office.)
  10. Post-it flags – these are great to mark documents that don’t require your attention now, but you’ll want to review later.

** – Donate to St. Jude Children’s Hospital to receive adorable notepads & return address labels. It’s a win-win! They get your donation & you get adorable office essentials that will make you want to continue donating. It’s a great “giving cycle!”

4 ORGANIZING HACKS FOR YOUR MOBILE OFFICE

This wouldn’t be an H&S organizing post if I didn’t discuss “re-purposeful” organization! I’ve got 4 ingenious mobile office hacks to inspire you! 

ORGANIZING HACK #1

Do you want to know the most ingenious mobile office hack?…

old notebook with dividers becomes re-purposeful organizer for household manuals & warranties

 

I repurposed a notebook with dividers (that I’ve had for ages) & used the pockets in the dividers a place to store random household manuals & warranties that come with appliances. Although you could use a hanging file folder, the pockets in these dividers help to keep the small booklets from getting loose.

inside look into 2 of the divider pockets in the repurposed notebook

ORGANIZING HACK #2

Organization doesn’t have to stop with papers in this mobile office. To corral all of the essential supplies, I repurposed a small box (from Birchbox’s shop) to keep everything in 1 place that can easily be lifted out. 

small yellow repurposed cardboard box for small office supplies organizer

The repurposed little box conveniently fits down inside the mobile office basket. But wait… there’s more re-purposeful organizing hacks…

 

a look down into the mobile office with small yellow box, hanging file folders & repurposed notebook

 

ORGANIZING HACK #3

The pens are stored inside an old magnetic fridge pen holder that we weren’t using.

ORGANIZING HACK #4

I also repurposed a blue travel Q-tip container to store paper clips & post-it flags. This little container comes in handy since it snaps shut, keeping the items inside from getting loose.

mobile office supplies in the small yellow cardboard box

FIGHT PAPER CLUTTER WITH A MOBILE OFFICE

Mail is a constant. 6 days a week you have incoming paper coming into your home. Unless you have a mobile office system in place, the overwhelm of paper clutter in inevitable. Fight back against paper clutter with a mobile office to simplify & organize your life.

 

another view into the opened mobile office

 

Don’t forget to use our organizing hacks to organize small office supplies. Get a jump start by subscribing to the H&S tribe to receive access to the free mobile office labels. 

free printable labels to organize your office and paper clutter

ORGANIZATION = STRESS-FREE LIFE!        

LOVE, PEACE & HAPPINESS,

HIPPIE & SPARKY

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