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Reducing Paper Clutter (& a Giveaway from AboutOne) CLOSED

Posted By Jessica Fisher On February 8, 2011 @ 11:30 am In Promotions | 13 Comments

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This week on LifeasMOM is all about Loving Life [6] — finding ways to help each of us enjoy life a little more. And paper clutter is one of those things that can just sap all the love out of life.

While I have seen some small successes in email management [7] over the last year, I must confess something. I tend to hoard my paper. I have phone bills from ten years ago.

Yes, yes, I do.

Why are you keeping that?

It’s terrible. My husband watches me file stacks of paper a couple times a year and asks, “Why are you keeping that?” Well, because my dad always did. It’s what you do, isn’t it?

Yet, although I have files and files of paperwork, it’s a lot of work to maintain and sometimes even difficult to locate the information that I know I have. That can be so aggravating.

Recently, though, I realized that if I can get a duplicate phone bill from the phone company, there really is no reason for me to keep one.

Yes, I know, genius, aren’t I?

In fact, I found out that I can get extra copies of utility bills, bank statements, and even scans of cleared checks — at all hours of the day and night — via the internet. It is an amazing world we live in. It struck me that if it can be digitized, it can be replaced.

And I don’t have to file it!

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So, with this newfound knowledge in hand, I’m embarking on a new journey — reducing paper clutter. And if you’re with me, I’ve got a great giveaway for you this week from AboutOne [10].

Reduce Paper Clutter

AboutOne [10]has been designed to help you eliminate those piles of paper, manuals, and duplicate documents. It answers a need to keep accurate records, preserve memories and access household information.

More than a digital filing cabinet, AboutOne [10]automatically combines all your entries to save you time on everyday family admin activities, including

  • producing family newsletters
  • updating scrapbooks
  • preparing hardcover photo albums
  • creating and mailing holiday cards
  • completing school forms
  • filling out college applications
  • preparing caregiver instructions
  • filing tax returns

You can try AboutOne’s [10]services for free for a limited time or you can win a subscription this week!

Five LifeasMOM readers will each receive a year subscription to AboutOne [10]while everyone else who enters will receive 20% off a follow-on subscription to their Free Passport.

To enter, simply complete the fields in this form [11]. You must leave an email address so that AboutOne [10]can contact you with your prize or discount code at the end of the giveaway period.

The entry form [11] will be open until 8 pm PST, Sunday, February 13. Winners will be chosen at random and contacted via email.

This giveaway is now closed. Congrats to lmarusa@
Disclosure: AboutOne [10]is a paid advertiser of LifeasMOM.

This week is all about Loving Life [6]. Check out the wealth of ideas for making the most of every minute.


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