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!
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.”
SHOP THESE ITEMS FOR A DIY MOBILE OFFICE
10 BASIC ESSENTIALS YOUR MOBILE OFFICE NEEDS
- Pens/pencils &/or markers (I may or may not keep a random furniture marker in here.)
- Return address labels**
- Paper clips
- Envelope opener (optional)
- Notebook &/or notepad**
- 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.)
- 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?…
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.
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.
The repurposed little box conveniently fits down inside the mobile office basket. But wait… there’s more re-purposeful organizing hacks…
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.
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.
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.
ORGANIZATION = STRESS-FREE LIFE!
LOVE, PEACE & HAPPINESS,
HIPPIE & SPARKY