Paper clutter often comes from the fear of making the wrong decision.
You probably had these thoughts before, I know I have:
What if I need I need to prove payment later? What if I get audited? What if this breaks, is there a warranty? Would I really read this manual? I thought I already went paperless with bank statements, what are these for?
The what-ifs can freeze us and prevent us from decluttering because we just don't know what to do.
Here are some items you can feel good about decluttering (shredding) today:
As you start to declutter your paper, you'll notice it brings you a bit more clarity on what to keep going forward, this is a good spot to start thinking about your files categories, here are some common ones:
The key here is ease of retrieval...how quickly you can get to it when you need it.
Hope you are inspired to kickstart your paper decluttering project. Here's to finally reclaiming your file cabinets in 2021!
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