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One Year to an Organized Life: From Your Closets to Your Finances, the Week-by-Week Guide to Getting Completely Organized for Good by Regina Leeds

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3. MARCH

Organizing the Business of Life

The journey is the reward.

–ANONYMOUS

JUST IN TIME FOR TAX SEASON, THE month of March is the ideal month to get your papers in order. Whether you are retired and have just a few files, are single and have a home office with piles everywhere, or are a stay-at-home parent with a kitchen nook work area, this month we bring order to the business of life. After all, Uncle Sam wants you next month!

THE PAPER BOGEYMAN

For some reason, paper seems to strike fear into the heart of most adults. Paper is the average adult’s bogeyman. If getting organized is about making decisions and piles are merely stacks of unmade decisions made visible, why is paper so scary? I think it’s because we fear we’ll make a mistake. ...

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