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Taming the Clutter Chaos

If you are surrounded by piles of papers and stacks of stuff, you know how disorganized clutter can make your daily life. Paperwork is a challenge and can seem never ending. Incoming reading materials and magazines can make up a large part of this mess. These strategies can help tame the chaos. 

1.Put reading material where you are most likely to read it. Place a magazine holder next to your favorite chair or designate a drawer in your nightstand for all of your magazines. Don't leave a stack of periodicals on your coffee table if the television is nearby and it is a major traffic area.  

2. Once you get a new magazine, throw the oldest issue away. This way, you will be keeping your supply manageable. If you hate to throw your magazines away, find a friend or family member who would enjoy receiving these old editions. 

3. If you find you only read parts of the magazines and newspapers you get, learn to pare down your reading materials from the beginning. When you get a new issue, look at the table of contents. Tear out articles that are of interest to you and toss the rest. Place these articles in a small folder. This is easier than trying to get through that huge stack of magazines in the pile. 

4. Consider getting rid of paper subscriptions altogether. Many magazines now offer subscriptions that can be downloaded onto your smart phone, computer, or iPod. The new iPad is a great way to enjoy full-color magazines without all the clutter.

The Quarters on Razorback Road Apartments in Fayetteville, Arkansas hopes that these helpful tips will assist you in improving your overall daily lifestyle. Once you read through these suggestions, feel free to apply our advice to your daily routine.

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