There is so much we can do digitally these days, yet I find paper management is the area that most people struggle with. As much as we’d like to avoid it, we still have lots of paper. Paper we need, paper we don’t need, paper we asked for, and paper that just shows up at our door.
I am a tactile-visual person and prefer an actual book to a kindle (although I do have one). I have better recall for things I can see & touch, so I probably have more paper than you’d expect - BUT I have created a system for the paper so I know what I have and where to find what I need.
Simply put, create a system. Once you have a system, it will be so much easier to process the paper.
Start with asking yourself some questions:
What do I really need to keep?
How long do I need to keep it?
When will I need it?
Where will I find it?
A simple example is utility bills. There is no reason to hold on to your home utility bills. Each month’s bill shows the payment of the month before. Or if you feel better saving one-year you can toss them all at the beginning of the next year. Whatever way your decide, it creates a system of how to handle that category.