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Tips for Going Paperless

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Throwing away a paper ballOne of the most common causes of clutter in home offices that we see here at Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte, North Carolina is excess paper. From junk mail to old receipts, bills to magazines, it seems like there are always bits and pieces of paper and trash that are taking up valuable office space. In order to streamline and simplify, one of the best things you can do is choosing to go paperless. Not only will it be better for you, it’ll also be better for the environment! Here are our tips for cutting paper clutter.

Ditch the Junk Mail

While coupon clippers might really enjoy hunting down deals, most of the junk mail we get is more trash than treasure. An easy way to cut out clutter is by eliminating the junk mail. Just like opting out of spam calls by signing up for the Do Not Call list, you can also opt out of junk mail lists by using services such as Catalog Choice or DMA Choice. These will allow you to pick and choose what gets sent to you so that you only receive the things you want for the places you shop.

Online Billing

These days, there’s no reason to get snail mail statements or to pay bills with paper checks or in person. Online billing and banking is a great way to take control of your finances and add convenience while cutting down on paper clutter. Log in online to sign up for e-statements and automatic bill paying in order to get your finances into the digital realm. Web-based finances may seem scary if you’re not a child of the internet age, but these services are now more secure than ever!

Take Phone Notes

One of the ways that we end up with cluttered, messy work spaces is by taking disorganized notes on all sorts of bits and pieces of paper that can get lost and disorganized. Instead of random sticky notes, switch to taking notes on your phone or computer. This will not only allow you to save space, but will also help you to organize your notes better since they’ll all be in one place online. Notes can then be synced across your devices, and can even be stored in the cloud so you’ll never lose a note again!

When it comes to organizing your Charlotte office, consider the preferred home storage experts at Closet & Storage Concepts of Charlotte, North Carolina! Our team has completed hundreds of home office storage projects in the Charlotte area to help our clients Make Room for Life®. 

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