To avoid the paper trap, I have a simple habit. That habit is filing those random papers immediately!!
I have a pretty simple system set up, and it has worked quite well for the past two years! On the corner of my desk, I have two file boxes that I purchased from Poppin.
Within these file boxes I have folders for newsletters, PD notes, Title I documents, etc. When I am given these papers, I immediately file them in the appropriate folder.
It’s a simple habit, that keeps me VERY organized!