1. Excess paper– This paper can be computer printouts that you no longer need, copies of paid bills, unnecessary receipts, or even old newspapers and articles. Quickly sort through your mounds of paper stuck here and there and see how much can quickly go into the trash or recycle bin. Keep asking yourself, “Why do I need this?” and “What is the worst thing that can happen if I throw this away?” 2. Extra clothes hangers or speciality hangers you are not using. Open each closet
Once you locate your hot spots, take a look at what has accumulated. Much of the time, most of the stuff is paper. If you dump all the mail in one spot (or two) instead of taking it to that nice center you set up in your office, admit that the system is not working for you at this time. So just go with the flow. Set up a basket right there – right where the paper is accumulating. Put a trash can there, too. When you are ready to sort papers, you know right where they will be.