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Use Google and Online Manuals To Reduce Paper Clutter

Use Google and Online Manuals To Reduce Paper Clutter

I don't know if you have noticed the trend of the last few years, but less and less things come with instruction manuals. And if they do include some kind of instruction, most often it is just a link to an online manual or company website. Environmental conservation and corporate cost-cutting measures have helped forge this new path, but what does it mean for also reducing paper clutter in our lives?

While companies might be helping set the trend for less paper clutter in our homes and offices now and in the future, they can’t do much about the stock-piles of manuals we already own. For those, I think digital solutions are plentiful, and for that, I strongly suggest that you be willing to part with your manuals. Just be sure that you keep any warranty information. As well as any identifying model or serial numbers that you can’t locate on the device itself.

For anyone who thinks this sounds like a drastic clutter-busting task, I suggest the five following re-assurances to help put your mind at ease and reach for your recycle bin.

5 Tips To Reduce Paper Mail Clutter

5 Tips To Reduce Paper Mail Clutter

I know it might be hard to remember, but there was a time before email. A time when correspondence had to be delivered the old fashioned way, with pen (or typewriter) to paper. And a time when mail was actually something to look forward to getting.

These days, however, all mail has become an annoying chore. We deal with email all day at work, and then come home to boxes full of bills and junk mail. With the pervasiveness of social media, who sends thoughtful notes or love letters? Life is very busy and I admit, with all my organizational goals, there are some weeks where my mail pile grows larger than I would like it.

But to help keep that from happening, if I am disciplined, these 5 tips help keep my mailbox from overflowing and overwhelming my already hectic schedule.

How To Eliminate Paperwork Chaos

How To Eliminate Paperwork Chaos

Paperwork organizing can be overwhelming at times. Two weeks ago I said "that's it!" and declared my war on paperwork. First of all, this is a pretty big deal because even though I am a pretty organized person I realized I was still being held back by this persistent pile of paperwork that I just kept shuffling back and forth from one room to another.