Tuesday, January 26, 2016

HOW TO ORGANIZE A MESSY PILE (STEP BY STEP INSPIRATION)

Papers can pile up rather quickly if they don't get filed accordingly every day. Therefore, if papers pile up day in and day out in the same area .....it can lead to something like this (see picture below). :(
I created a step by step visual post on how I organized this particular case. 
Life is hectic for most of us, cleaning up a messy pile can be the last thing on ones to do list. 


Wishing everyone a wonderful week!  :) 


This is a painful mess for the eyes!

First, I create physical labels for this particular organizing project. These labels are merely for visual purposes. It can help the process to make more visual sense and motivate to keep moving along with the organization process. 


My next step is to create separate piles for each physical label. 
The particular categories for this project are: 
Hard goods, school work, art work, admin and throw-out. 


I need 3 coloured folders and 1 extra, just in case. 


These little plastic label holders come in really handy. 

Let's start labeling with a proper pen :)




All done with the labeling


Now comes the fun part. I am placing the piles into their corresponding folders. 


This step may seem inessential, however, in the contrary,I find this makes a vast difference in keeping things neat and tidy. Instead of leaving the papers all jammed, I turn them properly so that all sides fit nicely into the folder. 

Voila, everything is organized and my eyes are relieved 
Thank you so much for reading my post and I hope I was able to inspire you. :)

37 comments:

  1. Great tips! I have many of these piles around at the moment as I have been away and I have been busy with everything in my life! So will be putting this into practice asap! Gemma x
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  2. Great tips :D


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  3. I try to file my papers twice a week to avoid such a big pile. Just looking at them makes me so discouraged I cant even bother to start cleaning the mess up!

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Filing twice a week is perfect way to do it. Once it gets out of hand it's too late. Michele xx

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  4. this is amazing! i hope you're doing well :)

    mfashionfreak♥blog

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    1. Thank you dear. Have a nice week. :) Michele xx

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  5. Cute post :)
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    Maria V.

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    1. Thank you Maria. Have a nice week. :) Michele xx

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  6. Great post ! love it
    kiss

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    1. Thank you so much. Take care. :) Michele xx

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  7. Gran post y muy organizado y ordenado!!! me ha encantado!! un besazooo

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  8. nice post
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  9. Really good organisation! The idea with the folders is pretty cool :)

    Caro x

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  10. Awesome tips! Organisation posts are so helpful!

    xo
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  11. This is such a useful post! It's always so much easier to find things when they are filed in categories too :)

    Rachel xx
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  12. I love this idea! Looks so nice and organizated! I should try it! Great post,
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  13. Hi dear
    Oh great idea, thanks for sharing
    You are an artist
    xoxo

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  14. I love your organization tips, I always have piles of paper laying around the house. And I love the makeup organization tips as well. I would love for you to check out my fashion blog if you ever get the chance. https://loveambam.blogspot.com

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  15. Very nice tips! I'm an organization obsessed! :)

    Rakel ♥ www.alovelystyle.com

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  17. Great idea , you are very organized
    kiss

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  18. I am a master at organizing! Love the post!
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  19. Great post


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  20. I'm loving all your organisation posts! I really need to do this. I have 5 or 6 huge folders under my bed (not to mention my boyfriends ones) that have random things stuffed in them. I can never find anything without pulling everything out

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  21. Cute post :)
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    Maria V.

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  22. Those are great tips. I basically have no organisation on my desk (:
    Nati xx
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  23. Ah! Yes. piles of things to organize can be so frustrating to see, but it can be equally frustrating when you have to clean it up and organize it all! I do the exact same as you. Piles of related things and storing them in a known place with labels is the best way to go!

    Heba xx || The Heba

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  24. I feel the exact same way about organising! :) x x

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  25. such a cute ideas! thanks for sharing
    kss
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  26. this is great! i hope you're doing well :)

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  27. this is great! i hope you're doing well :)

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