How to stop paper clutter from piling up

Easy tips to keep bills, unopened mail, magazines, and more from taking over your house.

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Of all the culprits of clutter, paper makes it to the top of the stack. The tossed aside bill, unopened magazine, and crumpled receipt conspire to create mini-messes all over your house. This clutter is costing you: Harris Interactive reports that 23% of adults say they pay bills late (and incur fees) because they lose them. And it’s not just costing you money: We spend one year of our lives looking for lost items, says The National Association of Professional Organizers.

But no more. We’’ve asked the experts how to eradicate the errant piles (and keep them gone) from your home faster than you can say recycle.

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