If you follow the rules to reduce your clutter you will eliminate every reason to mutter.
The great news is that this can be done by each and every one. It's time to put your paperwork where it belongs - that doesn't include your counter top, under your bed, or just remembering it in your head.
All you need to do for achieving success from your cluttered paperwork is follow some simple rules that will help you know where to put your paperwork and where to find it when you need it.
You need to evaluate if it's really important or necessary to save every program or flyer you receive when you're participating in an activity. I would be willing to bet that it's not.
Your chances of reading last month's performance schedule ever again are practically non existent.
Some paperwork helps you with the present, but has no place in the future.
A helpful hint is to not have a miscellaneous folder because people very seldom think of looking in the miscellaneous folder when they are searching for something. It will end up being your put everything in file and then you will not be truly organized.
As a rule of thumb, anybody should be able to go in to your paperwork and find something if you have organized it correctly.
As for other things, you would be well served to invest in to a scanner and save them on your computer. Computer back-up systems are very small and take up no more room than a small container.
Fireproof is important because original documents are either impossible, time consuming, or expensive to replace.
Make a habit of filing whatever is in that box in the garbage or proper place at least once a week. That will keep you current and ahead of the game.
You will be thankful for that when life is busy and hectic.