On Friday we shared a post about decluttering your history, which was primarily focused on paper clutter. Hopefully that got you thinking about paper clutter, and spurred some further thoughts on what types of paper you should keep and what you can declutter.
After decluttering the paper clutter, the next (and equally important) step is to prevent more paper clutter from coming in. Courtney Carver of Be More With Less shared some tips on How to Live the Paperless Life.
She offers some good suggestions, like sorting your mail outside by your recycle bin. This prevents the clutter from getting inside your home. She also mentions stoping junk mail by unsubscribing. She shares a link for Catalog Choice to unsubscribe from catalogs. Here are a couple more links that can help: DMAChoice.org to cut back on direct marketing junk mail and optoutprescreen.com to stop credit card offers.
Another tip is to trade in your post-it notes for Evernote. I prefer Microsoft OneNote which is also free. Try them both and see which works best for you. She doesn’t mention it, but if you are using post-its as reminders, consider using a calendar entry on your phone instead.
Do you have any tips for reducing paper clutter? Share what works for you in our comments section below.