The hardest part of simplification for me is the paper monster. It is so bad for me that I actually have "Shredding" on my weekly to-do list. Do I get to it? Rarely. If there is one thing that gets left to last, shredding is usually it!
I have been doing a lot better with the daily mail. It's sorted daily with what needs to be shredded going into the shred bucket and recycling into the recycling bin. I actually recycle so much that the bin goes out to the curb every week, but I only have to take the trash bin out once every two weeks!
Once the mail is sorted, I'm only left with the items I actually have to deal with and resolve. On a weekly basis, that is probably only 2% of the mail I actually receive. Another 20% is magazines. Ah, my magazines. I receive probably ten different subscriptions every month, most of which I receive for free. I have the best intentions of reading them all, but then...life happens.
My goal for the paper monster? Shredding really done on a weekly basis and a reduction in my magazines to an actual readable stack!
How about you?