Episode 43 – decluttering your instruction manuals

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In this podcast, Lesley and Ingrid talk about decluttering your instruction manuals so you don't keep hold of them any longer than you need to.

Instruction manuals for appliances, furniture and toys are often strewn around the home in drawers, cupboards and files and rarely get looked at. Decluttering them is straightforward and here we give some hints and tips so you have only what you need.

In this episode we discuss:

  • What is the difference between an instruction manual and a warranty. 
  • Trying to eradicate the manufacturer's information you don't need. 
  • Being truly honest with yourself about what you do and don't need an instruction manual for.
  • Seeking out alternatives to instruction manuals online and on instructional YouTube videos.
  • Having an annual or regular sort out of your instruction manuals, so you don't keep hold of them any longer than necessary. 
  • Trying to store them in a simple, effective system that works for you.

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You might also be interested in the blog paperwork is the bane of 21st century life or check out our free resource below.

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