Paper-paper. We are told that tablets, trendy watches and other devices will soon replace stickers and notes, but wherever you stick - paper letters, catalogs, letterheads, etc. etc. What to do? How to escape from the tentacles of this all-powerful paper monster?
PAPER IS NOT A PROBLEM. THE PROBLEM IS YOU
The paper fairy who accumulates piles of paper trash does not exist. Paper comes to our home in two ways. No, not through windows or doors. We either print something at home, or we bring it into the house ourselves. Therefore, first of all, start watching what you bring with you.
Try to grow in yourself an implacable fighter against paper, ruthlessly expelling paper trash from home. Think about it: these piles are eating up the space of your home, taking it over little by little. When you understand this, the anti-paper part of your soul will itself prevent clutter at home. Just start wondering if you really need another pamphlet from a dental office or art school, especially when all this information can be found online?
MAKE IT EASIER TO DISCARD IT
Use the junk box in front of mailboxes. This will make it easier to throw away what you came or came home with, and you will only have what you will actually read in your hands: magazines, catalogs, receipts and invitations. You no longer have to spend a lot of time sorting tall bales.
MAKE ONE (AND ONLY ONE!) SPACE FOR PAPER
You may not be able to completely eliminate paper junk, but you can limit it. A simple paper tray or tray will help you with this. You will simply fold the papers only there and sort them as far as possible.
Where is the best place to store mail? In fact, this is a question from the category of where to store milk or vegetables. Papers go where they are needed. New magazines are best placed on the bedside table or coffee table. Receipts - in a special folder.
REPLACE MANY SCRATCHES WITH ONE BIG SCRAP
Hang a monthly calendar on the wall and enter information about all meetings, parties, plans, events immediately after receiving an invitation. This will not only reduce the amount of paperwork in the house, but also prevent you from missing the right one. But it is precisely because of this desire that we accumulate paper rubble.
TAKE A PLACE FOR PAPER JUNK
It's very hard to hoard paper where it won't fit. Empty spaces on shelves and tables attract her. But what if we fill these voids with photographs, plants, souvenirs?
GET RID OF GUILT
Many subscribe to too many magazines and newspapers, resulting in huge piles. We look at them and begin to feel guilty for not having time to study the press. We want to redeem it and hope to deal with reading later. And the piles are growing. Reduce the number of subscriptions. If the new number has already arrived and the old one has not yet been read, just discard the old one.
USE MODERN TECHNOLOGIES
People are very afraid of losing something and not being able to recover it later. Unfortunately, 80% of the papers we keep will NEVER be needed again. Still can't part with old bank papers? Sign up for an Evernote account, or just scan what you think is important and save it to your hard drive. This can be done even with children's masterpieces. Take a photo or scan them and create an electronic photo album. Just think how much easier it will be to share them with relatives.