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Minimise and de-clutter your paper piles

By July 14, 2017October 21st, 20192 Comments

“Out of clutter, find simplicity.” – Albert Einstein

Do you ever feel like you are drowning in paper piles?

By the time you realise how many catalogues, bank statements, bills and school forms you have somehow collected, your home can feel like it’s been hit by a paper storm that puts Cyclone Debbie to shame.  Today’s blog is all about minimizing, de-cluttering and reducing unnecessary paper piles that seem to multiply when you aren’t looking.  Follow this action plan to reduce the paper clutter that is slowly taking over your life (and your kitchen bench).

1.  Automate it

Find out which of your bills can be processed online (most can) and sign up for paperless billing. Request to receive bank statements and receipts digitally.

2.  File it

Create a system for filing important papers, bills and receipts. Use my 4D Framework to deal with each item on the spot.

3.  Toss it

Open mail over your recycling bin and cull as you go. Unnecessary papers won’t pile up and you have one less job to complete later in the day.

Reduce the amount of incoming paper and create simple systems that deal with the rest.

Whether you automate it, file it or toss it, paper piles will no longer be an issue in your home.

Happy sorting, Jo 


PS.  If you found this helpful please share your story and let your friends know!

Jo Burgess

Jo is the creator of Life Sorted, one of the highest rated family organizers on the app stores. She’s proud to be helping thousands of families live a happier life together, by giving them a way to keep their family’s events, birthdays, to-dos, shopping lists and reminders in one place.


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