Benefits of habit “Organize personal documents”

✓ Improves organizational skills
✓ Declutters home
✓ Helps find important documents easier
✓ Reduces amount of unnecessary documents and other clutter

First step:

Once a week


1. Start by collecting all personal documents in one place.
2. Go over those documents and decide which ones are important to keep and which ones can be destroyed.
3. Shred or otherwise get rid of unnecessary documents.
4. Buy yourself document filer.
5. Start by organizing all your bills today by date received.
6. Tomorrow, organize your mail, also by date received.
7. Keep organizing by type of documents until you have everything neatly put together in one place.
8. If you don’t have a big stack, this can be done over a course of 1 day.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. If your pile of paperwork is large, set a time that you will be dedicating to organizing it. Make sure it’s the same time to develop this useful habit.
✓ Trigger your mind. Have the pile rest somewhere visible so you wouldn’t forget about it.
✓ Let the app help. Set a reminder on this app to ring when it’s time to organize your personal paperwork.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’re done and your documents are neatly put together in a drawer, reward yourself by putting these organizing skills to good use. Arrange the next big thing in your home: books shelves, wardrobe, etc. You’re a pro now, keep it up!
✓ Celebrate small victories. Every time you perform this habit, congratulate yourself! Say “I’m awesome” or “I’m so cool” out loud and with a smile on your face.

Tips for beginners:

✓ Use filers. Every office supplies shop has filers with loads of options about organizing them. Consult with the shop assistant to help you choose the best option.
✓ Everyday organization. Every day you receive mail, don’t just leave it on counters and other surfaces, but file them immediately. It will be easier to keep up the organization if you maintain it daily.