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How To Downsize And Declutter

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13. Invest In A Paper Shredder
Some documents, such as birth certificates and car titles, need to be carefully filed away. But most people, no matter how organized, end up accumulating piles and piles of papers, and at some point, you need to say, “Enough is enough.”

Purchase a paper shredder to ensure that any sensitive information, such as your Social Security number and home address, can’t be lifted from old documents. Opt for paperless billing and bank statements, and get rid of any that are more than a year old.