Welcome to Piles of Paper
Piles of Paper? has a single focus: to help people get organized and manage the oceans of paper that can threaten to overwhelm us!
Sometimes that work is general organizing, helping people process and clear away piles of mail, magazines and stacks of miscellaneous documents, for example.
Sometimes the work is more specific, including helping people get organized for filing income taxes or manage medical bills and recover costs from medical providers or health insurance companies.
As a longtime professional organizer, I’ve developed simple, livable, effective systems for helping people master the piles of paper that inevitably accumulate in our lives.
In all cases, I approach my work with not only tremendous energy but also tremendous compassion, having helped hundreds of people deal with all levels of paperwork chaos.
My years of experience as a professional organizer and as a healthcare advocate make the task of helping others with the burden of bills and insurance claims a natural fit. My inherent love of helping people makes it a pleasure.
Do you have Piles of Paper in your life? Most people do! But, wouldn’t it be great to have that clutter disappear?
As a professional organizer, Carolyn Sanger offers individually-tailored plans to manage the paper in her clients’ lives. This general organization plan offers stress-relief, continued organization and freedom.
For more than 25 years, Carolyn has helped her clients to develop organization systems, either on their own or with her continued support. Now, she specializes in paperwork. Previous experience working in healthcare has prepared her for the challenges in managing medical, billing and insurance forms. She even helps to sort records and receipts for tax preparation! Handle everyday mail quickly and efficiently with a specialized system, developed just for you.
Located in Tucson, Arizona, Carolyn offers one hour of free services. Call Piles of Paper today and rid paper clutter from your life!
Who I Am
People I work with see me as a problem solver, someone who tackles tasks they can’t or don’t want to do, someone who takes chaos and tames it, imposing order, stability and a sense of relief.
I opened my original organizing business in the Greater Washington, D.C. area in 1985, bringing order to every room in my clients’ homes (including basements and garages!) and helping people alleviate stress, anxiety and sometimes embarrassment by implementing systems for clearing clutter and maintaining friendly, organized life and work spaces.
Beginning in the mid-90s, I changed first my business and then my location, focusing on taming paper clutter and ultimately moving to Tucson, Arizona. Since that time, in addition to helping people with any piles of paper, I’ve also evolved to specialty areas: helping people get organized for income tax preparation and taking on the burden of dealing with medical bills, insurance forms and healthcare reimbursements.
Regardless of the problem we’re tackling, my goal is always to bring compassion and patience to situations in which my clients feel stressed and even hopeless. I love helping people, and Piles of Paper? lets me to combine that basic drive with my organization skills and experience in navigating red tape in ways that make a real difference in people’s lives.
For me, it’s very satisfying to be there for people who feel like they’ve hit a brick wall and be able to say, Here, let me take that off your hands. I love restoring the certainty that important documents can be located in three calm minutes rather than three frantic hours. And I love helping clients reclaim money lost through overpayments, billing errors or claims for reimbursements that they simply don’t have the time to deal with.
Learning the Landscape of Healthcare Billing & Insurance
Though my B.S. is in early childhood education, I began working as a professional organizer 20+ years ago.
While continuing that career, I became involved in healthcare advocacy and worked to create Maryland’s first non-emergency respite facility for mentally ill youth.
I continued in that interest, serving as executive director of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) of Montgomery County, Maryland and founding a consulting business to help families navigate medical and legal territories.
These pursuits have given me decades of experience in navigating the worlds of healthcare and insurance.
Just as important, they’ve given me understanding and compassion for anyone dealing with the bewildering maze of insurance benefits, billing and claims.
A Lifetime of Experience
Learn more about my 25 years as a professional organizer and my special experience dealing with healthcare and insurance issues.
Call (520) 615-7754