One of the worst things to try to deal with when decluttering your home is paper. There just seems to be so much of it and going through it all is a nightmare. No one wants to continually deal with mounds of papers. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just clear the paper clutter from our home? Let’s take a closer look at ways to go paperless in your home.
Get Bills and Statements Electronically
Whether it’s your credit card bill or bank statement, chances are you don’t actually need that clutter in your home. You can have almost all your bills and statements sent to you electronically. This will clear so much clutter from your home plus it will be helping the environment. You can save all the electronic statements sent to you electronically, pay the bill as soon as it comes in and then dispose of the bill.
Clip Coupons Digitally
If you occasionally use coupons, check to see if your store has digital coupons. More and more stores are offering digital coupons. Not only does this make it easier to coupon but you don’t have all the clutter from the Sunday paper taking over your home.
Toss Junk Mail before coming Inside
Instead of bringing all that junk mail into your home, have a recycling bin set up in your garage or on your porch. You can easily toss what you don’t need into the bin before coming inside. This will reduce the paper clutter in your home.
Throw Away your receipts
In most cases, you don’t need a ton of the receipts that come into your life. On the occasion, you do need to keep a receipt you can use an app on your phone to scan it. Scan and toss the receipts for less clutter in your pockets, car, and purse.
Read Magazines Online
Did you know that you can get your favorite magazines on your tablet or e-reader? In some cases, you can even read your favorite magazines online for free. Browse through the selection at Amazon or visit your favorite magazines’ websites.
Use Apps for Grocery lists, To Do Lists, and More
Why use notepads when you can use an app. There are apps for grocery lists, to do lists, and so much more. Plus there’s a good chance that you will remember to bring your smartphone with you, but will usually leave that written grocery list at home.
Your home doesn’t have to be overrun with paper clutter. There are so many simple things you can do to remove as much paper as possible from your home. Going paperless will not only make your home cleaner but will save your sanity!