Sunday, April 10, 2011

DIY Sundays- Getting Rid of Excessive Paper

I am plaque by the paper demon. It seems the more i throw away, the more i accumulate. Here are some tips you can use to address the problem.

Shedule It
  1. Set aside a certain amount of time each day to process paperwork. 
  2. Open and sort mail on a daily basis. 
  3. Immediately recycle anything you do not need.
  4. Keep and handle all important documents in one designated area.
  5. Divide the papers into main categories of action whether it is to Read, Pay, File or simply Do.
  
Evaluate It

  1. Evaluate your current magazine and newspaper subscriptions. 
  2. Consider keeping only the subscriptions that you read on a regular basis. 
  3. Donate old magazines to senior centers, shelters or doctors offices after you have read them. 
  4. Keep in mind that more and more magazines these days carry many of their articles, if not the whole issue, online.
Organize It
  
  1. Do you cut coupons, but don't use them? It is a great way to save money, but if you are not using the coupons, do not save them. 
  2. If you do want coupons, make sure to keep them in an easily accessible location so they will be used.
 Do It Online
  
  1. Sign up to pay your bills online with your financial institution. 
  2. This eliminates the need for envelopes and postage, thereby saving money and time. 
  3. You can have your statements sent electronically as well.
Create a System

  1. Create a message taking system. 
  2. Instead of having scraps of paper and Post-it notes all over the place, use a spiral notebook for posting messages. 
  3. Even if you do scribble a note or number somewhere else, you can transfer it directly to the notebook.   

Here are some DIY Sundays you might have missed:

DIY Facial 
DIY Makeup Remover 
DIY Organization

Resourse site: www.getorganizednow.com 

13 comments:

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  2. Great tips! I pay bills online, but I am guilty of cutting out tons of coupons and not using them! Following back.

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  3. Love your post . . . the paper accumulates in this place like crazy! Thanks for the tips!

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    Have a wonderful day . . .

    Gina Alfani

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  6. Thanks for your comment on my blog! Now following you! I hate PAPER too! But I think I've got a pretty good system down!
    Look forward to reading!

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  7. You have some great ideas about how to cut down on the paper in your house. I will have to look into donating my magazines. I'm following you from MBC.

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  11. OH my - I love this post and will get organized myself after reading this post. FAB blog you have, just found it and love it already - following you now, would love it if you came and saw mine, hopefully you'll follow me too :)
    A xxx

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  12. Sounds like our household. Great tips and great post...

    Peace and Love,

    Najeema Iman, I AM Curly Locks

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  13. Great tips!

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    Thanks!

    Malinda

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