All About the Paper Organizing Retreat

by Lisa Woodruff

Sep 7, 2018 | Episode 245 | 26:23

When I think about my idea of a perfect weekend, I think of gathering up all of my household paper, traveling to a big conference room with my closest friends, sorting what I want to keep and shredding the rest.

No? No one else?

Well, turns out, plenty of you agree with me--or at least, plenty of you are so overwhelmed by your household paper that you’re willing to drive it all to Cincinnati to sort it alongside me.

The day this podcast releases, I will be headed to our very first Paper Organizing Retreat, and in this week’s episode I’m telling you everything that we will be doing on this fantastic weekend.

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Why would you need to go outside of your house to organize all the paper in your house? Well, how many times have you tried before and got interrupted, or distracted, or ran out of time before your next obligation?


So, what will this retreat weekend look like? We’ll divide our time into three six-hour chunks of time that you can use as you see fit. The location is dreamy--the Four Points by Sheraton in West Chester, Ohio--the people are stellar, and my dream for this weekend is for you to leave with your paperwork organized into binders and files that work for you. Teachers, direct sellers, stay-at-home parents, homeschool parents--we’ve got supplies and products specifically designed to get your paper organized so you can focus on living your best life. The Organize 365 Shop will be open, so if you find that you need your medical paperwork organized, your finances figured out, your home routines recorded, or your home maintenance paperwork sorted--we’ve got what you need.

Much of the paper you bring will need to be recycled or discarded, because you’ll decide you just don’t need it. We are proud to have Shred-it, the world leader in information security, sponsor our very first Paper Organizing Retreat. Each table will have its own shredding and recycling bins, and you’ll leave knowing your sensitive documents are shredded safely and securely.

Ellen Wall and Monique Horb will be your resident professional organizers. They are both certified under the Sunday Basket Certification Program and will help you swiftly and confidently make those tough decisions that come along with piles of household paper.

Of course--I have a few surprises up my sleeve, too!

And don’t worry--if you are missing out this time, I didn’t publish this podcast to torture you! If you can’t join us this weekend, check out our events page for the next one. These retreats correspond to my three years, as well as the 100 Day Home Organization Program, so they fit in seamlessly to the other Organize 365 systems.

If you tried any of my suggestions, I’d love to see them! Follow me on Instagram and join the Facebook group for more great organizing tips, then share your photos with me by tagging me @organize365 or using #organize365!

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