I went back to that same out of the way cupboard today as I did yesterday and rid it of the last remaining 6 homeschool catalogs from 2011 and then went on to find a huge stack of old 2011 coupons clipped right before I switched our family over to homemade cleaners and natural beauty treatments. My coupon collection is much smaller now.
What struck me today as I was decluttering was all the paper I have been getting rid of. From old magazines to catalogs to coupons day after day during this challenge I have been taking stacks of paper to the recycling bin.
What makes it worse is that most of these items that are heading to the recycling bin I have not needed in years. Who needs a 2 years old homeschooling catalogs?
I need to start dealing with paper right away the minute I am done with it. I need to make the effort to take it right to the recycling bin instead of letting it stick around in a pile thinking “I don’t want to walk all the way over to the recycling right now”.
Um….I run marathons...bike miles..take kickfit classes… and yet I can’t seem to convince myself to walk the maximum 50 steps give or take a flight of stairs to toss something in a recycling bin rather then toss it on the floor or table nearest me. Now that is a slap my forehead and scream “DUH” moment.
Yep even fitness fanatics can be lazy. It is time to change my ways starting with this weekend. I am attending a neighboring cities homeschooling convention and I know that the goody bag will come filled with papers, and that I will be handed even more papers at the lectures I attend.
This year I am dealing with those papers right away instead of shoving them in cupboard to deal with them later. Monday morning you are going to see a picture of all those papers that I know I will not use in my clutter busting post, along with the photo of what items I actually did keep.
Do you struggle with paper clutter? If not please help me with tips on how to avoid it.