I think you’ll all agree when I say that paperwork is one of the biggest clutter culprits in most homes. ‘Going paperless’ is a semi-regular series on eliminating paper from your home in order to save time, reduce clutter and benefit the environment.

Step 2: Digitising

Google contacts

Certainly address books are not a main culprit of paper clutter, however going digital can still streamline your life. Just recall the last time you were looking for a phone number and couldn’t remember whether it was stored in your phone, on a business card in the bottom of your handbag, in your paper address book or scrawled on a piece of paper lying around god-knows-where.

Eek! Yup, it’s happened to me more times than I’d like to admit.

Now, though, I use Google Contacts to manage all of my contact info. I can add the details once and, once I linked it to my email and phone, it automatically updates across all my devices.

So that covers contacts, but what about business cards? Well, of course I am a stationery lover so I keep the pretty cards from favourite businesses. But those run-of-the-mill cards can probably be tossed once you’ve recorded the details. Remember that locksmith’s phone number is much more useful in your phone than somewhere inside your house!


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