Jaclyn Strauss: Organizing Papers and Documents in Your Home Office | Room by Room #20

In this episode, host Gabriella Joustra is joined by Jaclyn Strauss, the CEO and co-founder of 2nd Vault, a digital binder that simplifies the process of gathering, organizing, and sharing essential information, ensuring complete privacy and security

Join Gabriella Joustra and Jaclyn Strauss as they offer valuable insights and practical advice on elevating your home office organization skills. Whether you’re a busy professional, a business owner, or seeking a more orderly workspace, they’ll guide you through decluttering, streamlining, and efficiently managing documents for a productive and stress-free work environment.

Meet Jaclyn Strauss

Jaclyn Strauss has been a licensed CPA in the State of Florida for nearly two decades and has had a long corporate career.

Inspired by personal experiences, she founded 2nd Vault, a digital binder that simplifies the process of gathering, organizing, and sharing essential information, ensuring complete privacy and security. She strives to use her professional expertise to provide guidance and bring order to people’s lives. 

About the episode

In this episode of Room by Room, Jaclyn Strauss defines home organization as knowing the location of everything, whether in digital or physical form, facilitating access when needed, and fostering peace of mind. She also states that minimalism fosters maintaining order at home. 

According to Jaclyn, the idea of home organization is dynamic. She also points out that different generations have different attitudes towards physical papers and digital storage. She encourages having a designated home for important physical documents as well as advocates going digital where possible to facilitate storage. 

During the episode, Jaclyn states that home office organization is about maintaining a clean and clutter-free workspace, promoting focus and productivity. She necessitates disposing of physical copies securely through professional shredding services or home shredders, depending on the amount. She also advocates separating personal and business receipts to maintain clear and organized records. 

Jaclyn tackles the misconception that all physical copies must be stored and that cluttered spaces can promote productivity. She also discourages buying organizing tools solely for their appearance, emphasizing the importance of functionality and utility to avoid accumulating unnecessary clutter.

Jaclyn moves on to the digital vault, a secure and centralized place to store essential information, instructions, and sentimental items for future use. She emphasizes its importance for reducing anxiety and ensuring that important information is organized and accessible. Another important aspect of the digital vault is that it ensures privacy.

In conclusion

This episode explores home organization as a highly personal process that varies from one person to another, emphasizing the importance of finding what works best for each person’s needs and comfort levels. It also sheds light on the importance of minimalism and effective management of documents, encouraging a proactive approach to maintain peace of mind.

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