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.
Bridgeway Apartments in Lafayette, Louisiana goes out of our way to ensure that you live the lifestyle you have always desired and deserved. These helpful tips go beyond the scope of services we offer in our community in order to provide you with a more efficient daily routine.