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A humorous song about clutter--enjoy!

10 Easy Steps to Organize Your Paper

Do you struggle to keep up with the influx of mail and other paper information? Here are ten quick and steps to organize a household paper processing and storage station:

1. Create an area in your home to process and store your paper: If you have a kitchen desk this is a good location, but any area where you can create a small flat surface with storage underneath will work.

2. Create an in-box: Designate something as a mail in-box such as a basket or tray and place this on the flat surface. It can be anything that will hold a week’s worth of mail but no more.

3. Add a recycling bin to your paper processing station: Place a recycling bin or trash bin under your flat surface and near your in-box so you will have easy access to throw away all the junk mail you don’t need to open.

4. Place a trash bin under the flat surface: For non-recyclable items that arrive in the mail.

5. Place a shredder next to the recycling bin: To dispose of any incoming paper that has personal information or account…