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Time Savers: Dealing with daily paper build-up

By March 5, 2013

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dealing with paper clutterSometimes, the best tips on how to organize your home don't come from the experts, but from your fellow readers trying to stay organized in their homes. Here's the latest installment in the series: What's your best home organization tip?

"Here in urban Los Angeles (San Pedro) this is how I manage & recycle household paper clutter:

Paper builds up quickly from unsolicited mailings, door-tag ads and local merchants 2-3 page newspaper ads. I save a stack for quickly sopping up kitchen spills; a stack for storing breakables for transport to thrift stores for recycling. The remainder goes into a daily stack. That stack I go through a final time on Sundays as I sift news to be read, a TV Guide, coupons from ads and from the Sunday paper.

Any build up over 3 inches gets automatically tossed from the bottom to avoid paper mites. To execute this plan daily takes small amounts of time, and maybe 3-5 minutes on Sundays which I do while watching pro sports or the morning newsmakers and religious speakers. This is how I manage household paper clutter." --Guest mssilver94

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April 12, 2012 at 8:57 pm
(1) Tara says:

I recycle them. I have enough stacks sitting around the house; another one for junk mail and the like is definitely not necessary!

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