We're zeroing in on All You readers' peskiest organizing problem: paper pileups. Start by learning the cardinal rule that everything needs a home. Your job is to move each piece of paper to its final destination in a timely manner.
Organize Paper Clutter Near the Door
Carve out space near the door to serve as a way station. That is where you'll sort through the day's accumulation of mail and every other piece of paper that you and your family members bring inside. The goal is to decide what goes where before you've even taken off your coat.
Set up a system:
• Plan to tackle all the incoming papers once a day. Separate items into three stacks (home office, command center or discard), then move them to their next destination.
• At the end of every day, recycle the newspaper, whether you've read it or not. Same goes for magazines; if next month's arrives before you've had a chance to read the current issue, flip through the latter quickly and tear out what you want to save, then recycle the rest.
68% Percentage of All You readers who say that those piles of mail, kids' homework, bills and even (gulp!) magazines prove the biggest headache in their household.