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Dear Lifehacker, I’m trying to declutter our house and one thing that constantly makes a mess is bills, receipts and bank statements. I’ve gone paperless in most cases, but part of me still feels I need hard copies of certain things. Is there some kind of list I can go by for things I really should keep paper copies of (say for legal or tax reasons)? How long should I keep these things? Will scans of the original do in some cases?
Mac: Tired of the mess of icons on your desktop? When cleaning them up isn’t an option, free app Desktop Pirate can show and hide them with one click.
Emails can quickly pile up and be a distraction with their constant notifications — especially those short back-and-forth messages. Tim Ferris, author of The 4-Hour Work Week, says you should get into the habit of using “if…then” statements to reduce this kind of email clutter.
Dear Lifehacker, I’m messy. There, I said it. I’ve been this way for as long as I can remember. I guess it’s never really bothered me until recently. Now I can’t stand the sight of my mess, but no matter what I try, I can’t seem to break the habit. I’ll do a massive clean-up, and then within 48 hours I’ve left a mess laying around again. I think my partner is ready to murder me too! Does Lifehacker and/or the community have any tips to become a clean freak?