It’s the last day of May and officially the last day of Fall here in Australia. It means to say that one more month to go and it will be the end of another financial year. Hence, it’s that time of the year again to look back, how much you have earned, what have you accomplished, how much you have spent and what are your plans for the next financial year. What is the best way to move forward?
Today, I start with the basic,organizing our paperwork! To be paperless at this stage is still inevitable for us.
My husband just recently got a new job in a much better company and hence, he has the hard copy of the induction manual. Me and my son have been attending open days of Universities because we want to start early in exploring the possibilities for his career pathway, so we’ve been collecting brochures as well. These are only few in addition to the hundreds of paperwork which just keep on coming plus the documents which are significant to our lives, like birth certificates, citizenship certificates and a lot more.
To get organized, I decided to get more hard plastic sheets, folders and dividers, chalkboard labels and A4 size paper ( for printing ). Then I sort the papers, categorize them and of course label them.
Afterwards, I came up with these:
I have 5 folders including the monthly organizer I have done before and have shown you in one of my post entitled “ Simple Monthly Organization ”
In addition to my existing folder, I added more folders like this:
In this folder I am now keeping everything pertinent to our current jobs like letter of offer, contracts, induction manuals and others.
In this folder I am keeping everything that has something to do with our cars and banks. This contain our car registrations, insurances, service records and communication from our bank institutions.
Since my son is already in his senior year, another 2.5 years and he will be in the University and therefore, I decided to make a folder for him. He can use it to place information booklets about Universities and courses as he tries to select the best option for him.
Lastly but not the least, the folder which keeps all the very important papers for the three of us. Our birth and baptismal certificates are here, marriage contract, Australian citizenship certificates and others.
I’ve labelled it as ” Important Documents”. This folder has more reminders too. It says:
You keep what is significant
You keep what you need
You keep what is useful and
You CAN’T keep what you just like or love!
There you go my dear friends and followers, my way of ending the season correctly.