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Tips For Getting Rid Of Filing & Paper Clutter

Here is a checklist of paper clutter items to consider getting rid of, plus a round up of Declutter 365 missions and articles to help you accomplish these tasks.

Here is a checklist of paper clutter items to consider getting rid of, plus a round up of Declutter 365 missions and articles to help you accomplish these tasks {on Home Storage Solutions 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

Remember when they said that in the future we'd be a paperless society?

Yeah, me too. But I haven't seen much evidence of it yet, have you?

Paper seems to be more and more prevalent, with the ease of making copies and virtually every home that has a computer also having a printer.

Getting rid of paper clutter: list of ideas of things to declutter plus examples of what people have tossed {on Home Storage Solutions 101}use this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

It can seem like you're drowing in paper.

This is such a common problem that I've devoted quite a few of the 52 Week Organized Home Challenges I've created deal with taking control of the paper in your home. I encourage you to read the following:

I've also listed quite a few decluttering missions that accompany these challenges, to help you get this area of your life more manageable.

Whether you've done these missions when I've scheduled them during the year, or any other time doesn't really matter to me. I just want to celebrate your success, so here's your chance to show off some before and after pictures when you've done one of the missions. If you're ready to share now click here to begin!

Get This Paper & Filing Decluttering Checklist + 32 Other Decluttering Checklists For Your Home

Right now you're decluttering your papers and files, and there's a lot of types and varieties of these around your home.

Get your 2 page paper and filing decluttering checklist, plus 32 other decluttering checklists, to help you declutter your entire home here.

Get this paper and filing decluttering checklist and 32 other decluttering checklists for your home {on Home Storage Solutions 101}

I've done the hard work of breaking down these tasks into smaller more manageable steps for you, so you don't get overwhelmed or worry you're forgetting a task, and you can go at the pace you want, whether that's fast or slow.

In addition, you can tackle these decluttering tasks in whatever order you want when you use these checklists!

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Decluttering Missions For Your Paper

The decluttering missions for this area of your include:

Once you tackle these paper decluttering tasks, you're going to really notice some amazing transformations in your home, and also inside yourself. Here's what one participant, Vicki, said once she'd done these missions:

Testimonial of Vicki, a Declutter 365 participant, about how she felt when she got rid of her paper clutter while doing the daily Declutter 365 missions {on Home Storage Solutions 101} #Declutter365 #PaperClutter #Declutteringuse this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

Vicki said, "This has been so therapeutic for me. I am down to ONE tub of my mom's papers. The last of at least 15 in this past month that I have gotten rid of. Shredding, tossing, recycling. It took up so much real estate, physically and in my mind. And once that last thing is gone, it will be over. I will feel so free."

I want you to feel that freedom too!

Paper Clutter Hall Of Fame

Below are the hall of fame submissions I've already received.

If you're ready right now you can skip down to share your success with me now.

Create Daily Routine For Paperwork
Create Weekly Paperwork Session
contact information
Organize Contact Information

organized mail center
Mail Organization
command center
Home Message Board & Command Center
telephone and home message center
Create Telephone & Home Message Center

tickler file
How (& Why) To Create A Tickler File
shredded paper
Shredding Paper Piles
home paper shredder
Set Up Paper Shredding Area

lots of paper to declutter
When To Use Paper Shredding Services
paying bills online
Switch To Online Bill Payment
paid bills
How To Organize Paid Bill Stubs

bills on pin board
Organizing Bills {Hall of Fame}
Declutter & Organize Receipts
receipt organizer
Create Receipt Organizer

tax records
Declutter & File Old Tax Records
tax organizer
Create A Tax Organizer
warranties and owner's manuals
Declutter Manuals & Warranties

organized owner's manuals
Organize Warranties & Manuals
file folders
Get Rid Of Old File Clutter
file categories
Create File Categories

create a file index
Create File Index
create a vital records file
Vital Records File For Important Papers
home filing system
Annual File Purge

Declutter Recipes
how to organize recipes
How To Organize Recipes
organizing recipes on the computer
Organizing Recipes With Apps, On Computer Or Electronically

organizing recipes using Pinterest
Organizing Recipes Using Pinterest
Expired Coupons
send expired coupons to military
Send Expired Coupons To Military Families Overseas

organizing coupons
Organizing Coupons
business cards
Business Cards
Declutter Magazines

Donate Magazines
Recycle Newspapers
Uses For Newspapers

Declutter & Stop Catalogs
phone book
Recycle Phone Books
kids artwork
Declutter Kids' Artwork

junk mail
Get Rid Of Junk Mail
how to stop junk mail
How To Stop Junk Mail
password organizer ideas
Password Organizer Ideas

Evernote App Reviews: Make Digital Records -- Not Paper
How To Use Dropbox
Kindle reader
How To Read Kindle Books Without A Kindle

More Resources To Declutter Your Entire Home

Clutter rarely just accumulates in one area of your home, but instead with time can overfill your entire home.

Follow the Declutter 365 plan to get your whole house decluttered, one small step at a time, over the course of the year, and see fantastic results that you can maintain year after year!

Start with my free gift to you, a 12 month declutter calendar (a $20 value), which lists 365 different decluttering missions that will transform your whole house.

The step by step plan laid out in the calendar will guide you through the process of removing physical clutter, digital clutter and even set up foundational routines and habits for your home, to make it clutter free and organized from now on.

Free printable 2024 Declutter 365 calendar {on Home Storage Solutions 101}

You can also get additional services to help you succeed with the Declutter 365 plan, including receiving daily text messages about each day's mission, planner stickers, and joining a private and exclusive Facebook group devoted to helping encourage and motivate you as you work through the daily and weekly tasks.

You can learn more about Declutter 365 products here.

Declutter 365 products to help you declutter your home over the course of this year

Have You Gotten Rid Of Paper Or File Clutter?

Have you participated in one of the Declutter Your Home In 15 Minutes A Day Missions, either while it was running for the day or when it was convenient for you?

Are you proud of your accomplishments and want to show the world what you decluttered today, and are getting out of your home?

Here's your chance to tell me about it. Pictures are highly encouraged, but you can also just write a description of what you decluttered too (note you've got to at least explain what we're seeing in the picture you upload).

You can send up to four pictures in each submission.

Get Rid Of Files & Paper Clutter Hall Of Fame

Here are the Hall of Fame submissions that have already been submitted.

Check these out to get inspired about what others have accomplished with the power of 15 minutes a day.

How To Organize Warranties And Manuals 
Today's mission is to organize warranties and user manuals that you've got in your home, so when you have a question about how a piece of equipment …

How To Declutter Owner's Manuals And Warranties 
Today's mission is to declutter user and owner's manuals that you don't need anymore, as well as warranty documents that have expired and are no …

How To Get Rid Of File Clutter 
Today's mission is to get rid of file clutter from your home filing system, because you know not everything you once filed in there is actually worth …

How To Declutter & Get Rid Of Junk Mail 
Today's mission is to declutter and get rid of junk mail that you've got piled up in your home. This mission is designed to be worked on while doing …

Create A Telephone & Home Message Center 
Today's mission is to create a telephone and home message center so everyone in your family can pass messages they've received or need to communicate …

Set Up Home Paper Shredder Area {Plus Tips For Keeping Up With Shredding Pile} 
Today's mission, which is part of the Declutter 365 missions, is to create a shredding area for discarded paperwork. This mission is simple and …

Ideas For How To Organize Contact Information {Both Paper & Digital} 
Here's lots of ideas of how to organize contact information, shown by readers who've completed all or parts of the Contact Information Organization …

How To Declutter & Stop Catalogs 
Today's mission is to stop catalogs that you don't want to receive anymore, and declutter excess of these catalogs as well so you aren't overwhelmed …

Decluttering & Shredding Paper Piles {15 Minute Mission} 
Today's mission is all about decluttering and shredding paper piles. This is actually a mission that I've listed several times on the declutter …

How To Declutter & Recycle Phone Books 
Ready for a super easy decluttering mission? Go ahead and declutter old phone books, directories, Yellow Pages and White Pages you've got in your …

How (& Why) To Create A Tickler File 
Have you ever heard of a tickler file? This is an idea I was personally introduced to when I read the book Getting Things Done by David Allen …

Command Center & Home Message Board Hall of Fame 
Every home needs a home message board, or family command center, of some type, where messages can be shared between family members, and information …

Click here to write your own.

Here is a checklist of paper clutter items to consider getting rid of, plus a round up of Declutter 365 missions and articles to help you accomplish these tasks {on Home Storage Solutions 101} #PaperClutter #DeclutterPaper #PaperOrganizationuse this Pin it button to save to Pinterest

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