4: Tackling the Paper Backlog

Module 4 of the Making Your Paper Work program

Step 4 - Tackling the Paper Backlog

For most people, the paper backlog causes one major feeling - dread. Can you relate?

You know you need to sort through your paper backlog - all that paperwork stacked in boxes in the home office, or within filing cabinets, or piled high in the garage. But you just can't find the motivation, the extra time or the willpower. You find yourself asking "when and how am I ever going to be able to sort through all of that?!"

But getting your archival paper sorted is something that is absolutely achievable, and an amazing feeling once it’s done! You’ll never be facing piles and piles of paperwork again if you create a great system now, and commit to maintaining it in the future. If you're ready to take the leap...

Then the fourth module of the Making Your Paper Work program is for you!

What You'll Learn:

→ The best systems for filing and storing your long-term reference papers

→ Confidence with making decisions about which papers to keep and which you can safely get rid of

→ Strategies for clearing your existing paper clutter in order to create peace of mind for you, and more order and calm in your household


This program is designed to eliminate the endless frustration, overwhelm, and wasted time and energy.

The goal is to bring you back a greater sense of control & peace of mind!


This detailed module includes 4 video lessons which encourage you to follow the paper organising process step-by-step (PDF transcripts downloads are also available!). We'll cover:

  • Simple practices for setting goals and deadlines for tackling your paper purging

  • Strategies for making decisions quickly and easily around your paper clutter, so you feel confident and competent when it comes to the sorting process

  • How to create a truly effective paper filing system that will allow you to find things quickly and easily, stress-free!

  • The ins and outs of setting up digital filing systems using Evernote, and how to create this 'paperless' system for your household

A detailed workbook with helpful activities, guides, blueprints, cheat sheets and checklists, so you can feel confident in the decisions you make and the new systems you're creating

Discover new ideas and take inspiration from systems that others have created that are working effectively!

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"I used to be constantly thinking about all I had to get done. Now since doing the Making Your Paper Work course, my days are actually more enjoyable because there's no underlying stress about what tasks I need to get done. I can't believe I've developed such simple administrative processing skills that have made such an impact on my life. I wish I'd learnt this years ago!"

~ Dusk, Melbourne

The Making Your Paper Work program is a complete, step-by-step plan for getting your paperwork organised and under control by creating effective systems that allow you to be more productive, and achieve a greater sense of calm and order in your home

The entire program includes 5 comprehensive modules of video content (plus special bonuses!) so you can follow the complete paper organising process at a pace that best suits you.

You can find out more about the complete Making Your Paper Work program here

Your Instructor

Jo Capicchiano
Jo Capicchiano

Hey there! I'm Jo Capicchiano and I'm the founder of The Organised You, where I teach busy individuals how to create more calm, balance and order in their lives through organisation.

Through my blog, how-to videos, and free resources, I've reached thousands of people and helped them create organised systems in their homes to save time and reduce stress.

As a professional organiser and decluttering expert, I've helped many clients create clutter-free spaces and empowered them with the skills to keep it that way. Now I'm here to teach you how to create a more calm and balanced life through organisation - let's do this!

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
Are there other modules in the program available?
Yes! If you're interested in learning other strategies for your paperwork organisation and managing your household, the other modules in the Making Your Paper Work program are a great place to start. Check them out at http://courses.theorganisedyou.com/
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What format is the course content delivered in?
Good question! The program is 100% online, and lessons are shared as video content, transcripts, and a course workbook. So, whether you prefer to read, watch, or listen to the content, you're totally covered!

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