5 Steps to Get Rid of Paper Clutter For Good

By Whitney Cornelison | Simplifying Family

“The first step in crafting the life you want is to get rid of everything you don’t.”

― Joshua Becker

Barbara Hemphill says, "Paper clutter is nothing more than postponed decisions." Here are five ways you can reduce paper clutter so you can breathe.

Sign Up for Paperless Billing


So, go paperless for all your billing accounts (credit cards, utilities, insurance), and unsubscribe from any additional mailing lists while you’re at it.

Create a Drop Zone for Receipts


Your drop zone can be a basket, envelope, or a burlap bag. Something that will keep all of your receipts together in one place.

Only Keep Coupons You Will Use


While it's tempting to cut all the coupons and keep every mailer, they only add to the clutter if not used. Keep coupons in your bag so you have them while shopping!

Create a Command Center


A command center could also be useful for holding outgoing and incoming mail, or papers you need to shred. The possibilities are endless!

Start Shredding and Filing


Some examples of documents you can shred are: old bills, pay stubs over a year old, tax documents over seven years old, and product manuals.

Eliminate Paper Clutter

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