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Shred to Shed Clutter

June 8th, 2013

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As a professional organizer, my clients inspire me every day. How, you ask? The organizing solutions I devise for them inspire all my Blog Posts. Today let’s talk about pesky paperwork cluttering your home, inspired by a current client who has been placing piles of filing beside her very full file cabinet.

When I looked through her cabinet, I discovered she had old receipts and school notes taking up valuable space. After a brief conversation we got to the root of the problem: she didn’t know where to take her enormous amount of paper to be shredded. So instead of purging it from the cabinet and dealing with it, she simply ignored it and starting a pile beside the cabinet.

Old personal paperwork is a common cluttering problem, because with the threat of identity theft, we can’t just recycle it. I recommend shredding anything with identifying numbers or your name on it. Investing in an expensive shredder with an easy pull-out shredding basket will save you tons of time and stress, and last a lot longer than the cheaper options.

If you decide to do a massive purge of your file cabinet or old tax boxes, you can take your shredding off-site. I use and recommend Save on Shredding; their reasonable fee is about $30 per five boxes. If you’d prefer to not pack up the car with paper, many shredding companies also have a pick-up service. This organizing solution will be more expensive, but worth every penny if it means your house will shed 1,000 pounds of clutter.

For the entire month of June our Blog Posts will have easy organizing ideas for donating and recycling your unwanted household items. Don’t forget to Like us on Facebook for more decluttering tips and elegant advice for organizing your home, office, and life.

One Response

  1. Jill Robson says:

    I think that Is the number one problem I see in peoples houses, is paper clutter.

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