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Steal That Pile

When I go to a new client’s home or office, I see the inevitable pile of outdated reading material. It’s usually a collection of newspapers, magazines, professional journals, torn-out articles, and/or newsletters.  When I ask about the pile, the client says, “Oh, I am going to read that”. Looking at the bottom of the pile, I say, “The oldest item in this pile is from 2008.  Are you really planning to read that?”

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Nip Paper in the Bud

Paper flows into our lives with surprising regularity, and it piles up quickly.  Snail mail, newspapers, magazines, work memos, school flyers, invitations, brochures . . . the longer you put off dealing with it, the harder it is to get started and the more deadlines you will miss. The solution?  Set up an efficient paper processing center and nip those papers in the bud.

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