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Hi. I'm just here to say, "I feel your pain." I've had a neurotic relationship with paperwork since as far back as grammar school. I also can be compulsively orderly on certain fronts. I like things filed in the closet by type of garment and color. My spice bottles in the kitchen are labeled on the lids and lined up by type. My fridgerator never has nasty, old stuff in it, and my microwave's interior seldom has splatter on it's walls.

I have two file cabinets, one made of oak that matches my desk. I have every kind and color of folder and folder labeling product on the market, most of which sits unused. Yet I haven't done taxes for years because I can't retrieve the relevant paperwork (even though I'm due a refund most years.) I can joke about it, but it's truly not funny. I experience the paralysis.

I like the suggestion above about the timer.

My suggestion: YouTube has videos about how to develop systems for handling paperwork. I do think they are worth viewing. I plan to do so in the future.
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