So part of my problem appears to be that my 'system' for paper is bunch a of small, messy systems. Piles. An overflowing bin. More than one notebook floating around. Multiple, unfinished To Do lists. Paper calendar not matching the online calendar.
My important and frequently accessed information is stored well, though. File cabinet. File box. Home management binder.
It's the bills, mail, and day-to-day paperwork and chores that are the issue. Basically everything requiring daily maintenance of some sort.