3 Ways to avoid paper piles: FAT

To thin your paper piles, think….


  1. File:  historical or critical documents asap;  Historical things are papers you may need to keep like taxes, as well as special things like family photos.  Critical things include birth certificates, deeds, titles to property. **
  2. Act: prioritize whatever needs immediate attention asap.  For less paper:  Automate monthly bills.  Things likes utilities, rent, car payments may be paid online and the bills emailed, saving time and paper.
  3. Trash:  solicitations and ads immediately.  They will send you another and another….

Mark through bar codes and write REFUSED/RETURN on unwanted magazines and put them back in the mail.  You may get a refund.

Burn or Shred:  Have a shredder or burn box for any item you are concerned about trashing.


**If you need help in better ways to file, please contact me.

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