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4 Ways to Reduce Paper Clutter

Does your home have paperwork piling up that your not sure what to do about? It’s easy to let paper clutter take over, however doing so can be a sight for sore eyes and a fire hazard. Don’t get caught in this cycle. Follow these four easy tips on how to reduce paper clutter in your home.

Sort and DiscardA red recycling bin

Gather all of your paperwork and start sorting through it. Get out your recycling bin and toss any old papers that you do not need such as old grocery receipts, junk mail, magazines, old lists, etc. Anything that you need to keep should go into a filing folder or filing cabinet. 

Invest in a Shredder

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A lot of people are wary of throwing away private materials such as old bank statements or tax records. Investing in a shredder is a great, simple way to take care of this problem.  A small shredder is inexpensive and will allow you to shred those sensitive papers, put them in the recycling bin and move on.

Decide to Go Paperless

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Most providers will give you the option to go paperless with your bills. Take advantage of these services as much as possible to reduce the clutter coming into your home. This will help immensely in getting rid of the problem before it starts. 

Don’t Let All Paperwork Into Your Home

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Keep a recycling bin right by the door that so that you can discard of papers right away. Go through your mail as soon as you get in the door and toss junk mail immediately at first glance. Dont’t even let it enter your home. 

By following these simple guidelines you will cut down on paper clutter easily. ServiceMaster Restoration is available to you 365 days a year, 7 days a week should you need our services. We offer the best in restoration services. We work hard to offer you peace of mind. Give us a call today at (704) 324-8528.