Tips for Paper Clutter

Another excerpt from Chapter 8: "Clutter Busting" in THE PROCRASTINATOR’S HANDBOOK
by Rita Emmett

Tips for Paper Clutter

  • Feed the 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
  • Pass on to the appropriate person any papers someone else can handle
  • Find a place for everything worth keeping and put the papers where they belong
  • Realize the world won't end if you get rid of it
  • Recycle it
  • Ask yourself: Do you really want to be caretaker of this paper? Do you really want to devote precious space to this?
  • Handle each piece of paper only once
  • Get rid of it


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