It’s so easy to get buried under paper clutter, but one thing that never seems to end is mail clutter. Flyers, ads, junk mail, bills, and on and on.
Aside from participating in opt-out programs, the next easiest thing I do is assign one person to check the mailbox, which is my husband. When he gets home, he checks to mail and drops it on our desk. I will look over it in 2 minutes, pick out what we need, and immediately put the rest in recycling.
Bills get handled almost immediately, within the next day at the most, and with ads and flyers I quickly look over it to make a mental note of anything good before dumping it into the recycling bin.
With other papers that might have sensitive information, I put it into our coat closet. We keep a trash bin in there and once it fills up, then I call the kids over and we take out the shredder and we make a game out of it. (With supervision of course, so that their fingers stay safe!)
I also came up with our super easy filing system and it stays pretty neat paper-wise around here!