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All Paper is Not Evil! | Clutter Video Tip

Does picking up your stack of paperwork feel like doing a clean and jerk? Is finding the right piece of paper like going on a caper? You may feel like throwing it all out, but about what you need- there is still a lingering doubt. Have no fear- Lorie is here! Watch this video for some help with your folio’s.

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Transcript:

Hi. I’m Lorie Marrero, creator of The Clutter Diet book and on-line program, and today, I have a very quick tip for you, telling you that all paper is not evil.

Sometimes, you need a visual cue to get something done, and a lot of people respond well to having paper as a cue. So we have received feedback over many years from our clients, working with them in person and on-line, and they work better having paper bills. So sometimes, when you get that request to have electronic statements, it’s okay to say, “No, I still want the paper statements.”

When you’re reconciling a bank account and you have a list of lots of transactions, it’s much easier to take a pencil or pen and check them off than to try to do that with an electronic version of it on a screen. So, use this as your permission. You are allowed to have some paper in your life. If it works for you to see this piece of paper to remind you to pay the bill, or to reconcile the statement, more power to you. We are all about doing what works here at The Clutter Diet. There is not a one-size- fits-all approach. If you wish, you might want to have the electronic statements anyway to file them so that electronically, in the future they don’t take up room, but just use the paper as a cue, and when it’s all done you can shred that and just keep the electronic version. So decide what you want to do, but just know that paper is okay sometimes.

All right, we hope you enjoyed this, and we’ll see you next time. May you always be happy and grateful for having more than enough.

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