11 Tips to Conquer Paper Clutter

  • Feed your wastebasket
  • Get rid of what you don't need
  • Skim material as soon as it arrives
  • Don't even skim junk mail; just toss it
  • Every Day get rid of 5 cluttering papers; file it, act on it, deliver it where it belongs, toss or recycle it.
  • Find a place for everything worth keeping & put the papers there NOW
  • Realize the world won't end if you get rid of it
  • If you have more than 6 months worth of an un-read magazine, cancel your subscription.
  • List all phone messages and date received in a spiral notebook, and highlight or check off when complete. This eliminates dozens of tiny papers strewn across your desk with phone numbers on them.
  • Handle each piece of paper only once
  • Get rid of it



Rita Emmett, author of The Procrastinator’s Handbook, is a professional speaker who presents Keynotes and Seminars nationwide. She can be reached at 847-699-9950 and email is Rita@RitaEmmett.com.

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