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How to Get Rid of Paper

September 2020tips and tricks, paper piles

“What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.”
   – Pearl Bailey
PAPER – Just the mere mention of the word PAPER can cause eyeballs to roll, sighs of despair and painful groans. I hope this month’s issue helps to lighten your load.

Just Say “NO” to Paper

tips and tricks, do not give up

We all hear about the importance of recycling, but this month I want to focus on the concept of Refuse – which actually comes before Recycle. If we can learn to ‘Just say No’ to unnecessary paper, we’ll be way ahead of the never-ending game of keeping up with our paperwork. Here are a few ideas that you can try to tame the paper tiger in your home:
  • Go to PaperKarma – and read this article – How to Stop Junk Mail. If you’re really serious about this, you can opt to download the Paper Karma app, you can pay $24.99 for an annual subscription and follow the directions to get off a bunch of mailing lists. It works!
  • In the article above, you’ll also learn about OptOutPrescreen and DMA Choice. You’ll hear about Catalog Choice… may have heard me mention these before…I’m a fan of all of these sites and have used them and we now get very little junk mail. It really does work. And – if you have less junk coming in, you will have more time to play. That’s how the Refuse Game works.
  • Ask your investment company to start emailing your proxy voting ballots, your prospectus reports and your statements.
  • Request that your Explanation of Benefits come via email instead of US mail.
  • Say ‘NO’ to informational brochures – read it when you see it and then leave it – or take a picture of it with your cell phone.
  • Stop saving coupons if you don’t remember to use them.
And last but not least – pull your old papers out of the file cabinets (expired car, homeowners, personal effects annual policies, old utility bills, old bank and credit card statements, old paycheck stubs) and…

9 am – 12 Noon at Martin’s West.

Wear your mask, bring your documents and have fun!

Join us at Martin’s West on Dogwood Rd and jettison your confidential documents for ON-SITE shredding. Learn electronic storage and protection methods; see what to keep and how long; find ways to organize and tame the document beast and much more. Get answers from professionals in Accounting, Insurance, IT and Organization
Due to COVID-19 registration is needed to insure we have sufficient staffing! Facial Masks are REQUIRED-NO MASK NO SHREDDING.
First 2 boxes free ► Additional boxes $5.00 per BIN ► Maximum1 bin per visit (REPEAT visits welcomed)
Door Prizes throughout the day and you MUST be present to win
Supporters: Aim4Order – Computer Solutions for You – Jettison Enterprises – Martins West – Money Coach
Hope to see you there!
Stay safe, be proud of any efforts you take to declutter and organize and see you next month!

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“Helping Baby Boomers and their Parents Lighten their Loads”

If you are feeling overwhelmed by the amount of stuff in your home, contact me. Together, we can transform your home into a happy, tidy place where you can feel at peace. We can also get you ready for your next move… more enjoyably, faster and easier. We specialize in senior moves and helping families find new homes for the things they no longer have room to keep. We can also take care of clearing out homes that need to be listed quickly for resale. Contact me to schedule an appointment.


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