Three actions to take to manage the electronic clutter in your life:

The goal of organizing is to improve access to your belongings not just to store more in less space. So one strategy I start with is identifying organizing zones.

June 5, 2018

Prevent identity theft, shred your old tax records that you no longer need*.  Shred any current charge receipts and statements that you don't need for tax purposes or reference.  Shred the credit applications, insurance forms, credit offers, or other deals you get in the mail that contain your name and personal information.  Shred physician statements, checks and bank statements.  Any paper that has personal financial information on it — shred it.

Sticky notes became the biggest productivity tool in the 1980's, then the PalmPilot in the late 90's. Replaced by BlackBerry® in 1999. Eventually the iPhone caused a flood of apps that could help you with your to-do list and note-taking. Now there's Evernote.

Not everything you keep can occupy the same space, so identifying storage and organizing zones for your paper is important. Think: HOT | WARM | COLD

April 15, 2017

A disaster does not have to affect your whole community.  A disaster is anything that overwhelms your resources.  Sometimes something can happen just to you...

April 1, 2017

Ideas, dreams and oh, so many, opportunities come into your life each day. But where do they belong? Where can you put them so that they won't get lost?

January 29, 2017

Today's step is about slowing the flow of emails into your inbox. If you're busy reading your emails you may not have time to read your magazines, books, and other printed material, so those items end up adding to the paper piles.

We are information seeking creatures. It makes sense to keep learning and gathering information. However, information is only useful if you can access it, use it, and share it. If you haven’t had time to read it or act on it, the information coming in is not useful. It’s not achieving its purpose or improving your life.

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I don't know what you look at or buy and so far I've been able to buy, on average, 3 cups of coffee each year from the income.