Even in the most tidy and organised of homes, there is one thing that more often than not causes problems and that is paper.
It flows through the door of our homes via the postman, school bags, newspapers, fliers or in work bags. And where does it find its home? In the hallway, kitchen surfaces, bedroom, living room – in short, lots of places where it is never going to be dealt with and leaves you with lots of clutter, depressing you each time you see it building up and up.
So how do you keep that paper under control, you ask?
The key to paperwork is dealing with it initially as soon as it comes through the door and then revisiting it on a regular basis.
So, pick that post up from behind the door, get your recycling bin at the ready and get rid of:
You will have got rid of at least 75% of the paper and everything that is left is needed until actioned or filed.
Try to deal with paperwork once a week
Go through your intray - action first, shred second, file third.
For most people who cite paper as their worst clutter nightmare, it is more about changing habits than anything else.