Welcome to Day 20 of 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing
Today is another really easy organizing challenge. Set the timer for 15 minutes and get ready to shred the papers you no longer need. Sometimes it’s hard to decide when to shred papers so I am sharing a simple plan I follow. If there is a question about any paperwork you possess I would error on the side of not shredding.
I use a cross cut shredder for security reasons. My files are always fuller than they should be. By shredding the papers that are no longer needed it leaves space for the paperwork I need to keep. Don’t add another file drawer, just shred what you don’t need. Another thing you can do is go paperless on as many things as you can: utilities, credit cards, bank statements, direct deposits, etc. I try to limit the amount of paperwork coming into my house.
This is probably weird but I find it satisfying shredding papers I no longer need (and I just like cleaning out my files). You will be surprised how much you can shred in 15 minutes. You can follow the chart below but like I said, if you have a question about shredding something I would probably hang onto it until you feel comfortable shredding it.
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See you tomorrow for the next post in the series 31 Days of 15 Minute Organizing: Night Time Clean-Up