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22 TIPS FOR
by Rita Emmett
Create a place for each paper to belong. If
it doesn't have a "home", it becomes clutter.
Handle each piece of paper only once. Make
decisions the FIRST time you touch a piece of paper.
Feed your wastebasket or recycle bin. It's
not an evil monster that gobbles your important data. It's your friend who
needs to be nourished. Feed it.
Get rid of what you don't need.
Skim material as soon as it arrives.
Open all snail mail near a wastebasket or
Try to get off junk mail lists and if they
insist on sending you mail you don't need or want, don't even open it. Send it
straight to the recycle bin.
If it takes less than a minute, do it now
(read, recycle, toss, file, delete).
Create a place where all incoming mail goes
till it can be sorted, tossed, recycled or put where it belongs.
Create a place where all incoming school
papers go till they can be sorted, signed, reviewed, acted upon or filed.
Pass on to the appropriate person any papers
someone else can handle.
Put papers where they belong.
Most monthly bills can be paid
electronically. Saves time, cost of stamps, and paper clutter.
Realize the world won't end if you get rid of
much of your paper.
Do you have stacks of magazines you will read
"someday"? Why do you need all those? You don't! Eliminate whatever
you don't have time to read. Stop subscribing.
Recycle it. Put used papers in a stack where
people who need something to jot notes or print out an email joke can help
themselves instead of taking a new piece.
Ask yourself: Do you really want to be
caretaker of this paper? Do you really want to devote precious space to this?
Can you get this information elsewhere?