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In the digital age, paper clutter can easily accumulate in our homes, making it challenging to keep paperwork organised and find important documents when needed. Whether it’s bills, receipts, or important paperwork, having efficient storage is essential for maintaining a clutter-free and functional living space. In this blog post, we’ll explore effective ways to organise your paperwork at home.
Before diving into storage solutions, start by digitising important documents. Scan your paperwork and save them securely on your computer or in cloud storage. This allows you to access and search for documents easily without needing physical storage. After digitising, shred unnecessary documents to prevent identity theft and free up space in your home. As a precaution, We would advise making copies on an alternative hard drive when digitising important documents.
If you have too much paper to handle, get in touch with us at Now Storage and we can help with the best storage options for you!
Don’t overwhelm yourself! Create categories to organise your remaining physical paperwork. By doing this, you can simply sort through your paperwork and as you go along, create groups of papers that relate to one another. Common categories you could start with include:
Put these sorted documents into labelled folders or binders, ensuring each category is clearly marked. This helps streamline future organisation and retrieval.
Unsurprisingly, filing cabinets or boxes are essential storage solutions for paperwork. Choose a filing cabinet with multiple drawers or stackable boxes to accommodate your needs. Label each drawer or box with the respective category, making it easy to find and file documents as needed. Installing wall-mounted file holders or pocket organisers to store documents is another great way to keep important papers at eye level and within reach. Allocate specific pockets for bills, pending paperwork, and other relevant categories, maintaining an organised and accessible system.
Ensure your chosen storage solution is durable, secure, and offers enough space for your current and future paperwork.
Designate a specific area in your home as a home office space. This can be a dedicated room or a simple corner with a desk and chair. Set up shelves or floating wall-mounted storage units above or beside your desk to store documents, office supplies, and reference materials. Having a dedicated workspace enhances productivity especially if you work from home regularly, and ensures a designated place for paperwork.
For documents that you don’t need to access regularly but still want to keep secure, consider renting a self storage unit from Now Self Storage. Our facilities provide a safe environment, ideal for storing important paperwork. With a range of unit sizes available, you can select the one that suits your storage needs. Now Self Storage ensures the utmost security and convenience for your stored documents with our 24-hour CCTV-monitored, access control units. By utilising a self storage unit, you free up valuable space in your home while ensuring the safety and organisation of your important documents.
Embrace these storage solutions for your paperwork and experience the benefits of an organised living space. With Now Self Storage as your trusted storage partner, you can declutter your home, protect your important documents, and enjoy the peace of mind that comes with a well-organised and efficient storage system. Get in touch with our friendly team for any questions or queries you may have, we’d be delighted to help. Alternatively, call us on 0800 0787 110.