Here are some photos of the progress.
We reclaimed our table!!! All of the mail is either being eliminated by going paperless, being recycled right away or being filed away (and the basket is now in the pantry).
I made four folders: Immediate Attention, File Away, our Tax Paperwork and Business Receipts
Here is the pile (plus one more box in the basement) to be shredded!! We had papers dating back to 1999, including every lease we have ever had and we have owned our house for 5 years!!
My recipes were all a jumbled mess. I keep most of them on my computer but often print them out to have them close. I made this recipe binder to fix that paper nightmare :)
My Family Management Notebook and Counter Keeper before
Then After :) Nothing too drastic here.
Our Catch All Shelf (envelopes, take out menus, markers, tape...ETC) before and after
Thanks Tsh over at Simple Mom for Week 2's Hotspot. It was very important and I am glad that we now have it under control. I will now spend my weekend shredding :)