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Decluttering the Paper Avalanche

Friday, February 08, 2013

I've been really busy lately decluttering a lot of paperwork I have lying around that has been driving me crazy for a long time. I never seemed to have the time to go through them all, but made it a priority this week and am happy that I am almost done.

I will admit that a lot of my paper clutter comes from printing out recipes online over the years that seem to accumulate in piles of overwhelming and depressing masses. Okay, I'm exaggerating a little as my house in no way resembles the hoarders you see on tv shows, but in my mind sometimes it seems overwhelming.

I now have a very large pile of paper for the kids to use as scratch paper for their schooling as well as for me to write lists on. I realize that most of this printing was a waste as I never used some of the recipes I printed out, but this was done over a period of years and was way before Pinterest was ever created, LOL.

I don't print out recipes as much now unless it's a tried and true one to save on paper/ink and not to mention, space. I keep all my recipes in notebooks with dividers to separate the type of recipe it is, but figured I just needed to keep the ones I know I will probably try and make or have made and the family loves.

Today I'm finally getting to the grocery store and have all my coupons, flyer match-ups for sales items and electronic coupons saved and ready to go. In other words, I am finally organized enough to go, LOL.
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    LOL, it seems I need to declutter all the time no matter how much of it I do.
    1568 days ago
    I need to declutter! emoticon
    1568 days ago
    Thanks so much; I hope your decluttering goes well too. It has bugged me for so long that I am relieved that I finally got the chance to get it done so I don't have to worry about it anymore, LOL.
    1569 days ago
    Congrats on tackling the paper monster. I, too am going head to head this week with the home office, tossing and sorting everything. Best of luck with the shopping. Have a great weekend!!
    1570 days ago
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