Secrets of Success

Handle Paperwork Only Once



Sort your mail and other papers. Throw out, recycle or shred everything you don't need right away. File away things you need to keep (statements, ID, etc.). Now you're left with one pile -- things that require action. And you have a clean space in which to complete the rest of your paperwork.

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  • Probably MOST of my clutter in the house is paper! I have tried to keep up with the recent things, but have gotten behind again since I have been working out every weekday and go to the camper on the weekends. When I get in from work, I am exhausted mentally and physically. My biggest concern is identity theft, so will not through out anything with confidential info on it without shredding or burning it. I have boxes of paper mixed in with other things in the basement and in a spare room. I am hoping to find time in the winter to go through it and clear if out. If I can at least move it to bags by themselves, I will be able to burn them at the campground,,,,much easier than shredding! - by CHILDOFGOD4LIFE
    This helps keep everything straight. - by TEXASRN2
  • I'm getting better at this. I pay a bill the day it arrives, either online or via mail. That has helped plenty. Junk mail goes directly to trash, etc. etc. - by GOALIEGRANDMA3

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