Spring Cleaning: Paper Free!

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I don’t know about anyone else, but I’ve started the traditional spring cleaning. Time to put our baking soda, hot water, and vinegar to use! But before you get to the surface you need to clean up everything on the counter first.

In my family for some reason paper always seems to pile up. Junk mail, bills, print offs never used, it can create way to much clutter. And then on the other side it’s a huge waste of paper!

Did you know Americans receive close to two million tons of junk mail every year?
*”Organizing for Your Brain Type by Lanna Nakone

That’s not only a ridiculous amount of junk, but also a lot of wasted paper. Even worse is some of the glossy paper can’t even be recycled.

So what are we to do?
Well, what can’t we do?

In this day and age technology has become so advanced I can safely say almost everything can be done paper free. Bills, Recipes, Directions, letters (e-mails), agendas, calendars, everything is at our finger tips and extremely portable with laptops and cell phones.

If you have a smart phone there are many apps that will help you keep track of bills and how much you’re spending without all the paperwork.

Mint.com provides an amazing service that keeps track of your spending helping you create a budget. What’s great is it uses all your banking information so you have everything you need in one space to create the perfect budget. It even made Time magazines top 100 apps!

Don’t have a smart phone? The same program is available on their website and best of all it’s free!

Still see no point in switching over to paper free? You can even save money by doing the switch! Most companies now charge up to 2$ for paper bills. If you have 5 bills thats 10$ a month that you could be saving along with all those trees!

Do you have any tips on reducing your paper clutter by going digital?

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