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Rule 1: Purge
Be ruthless: Do you really need three pen holders, three copies of The Da Vinci Code, and three hole punchers?

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Rule 2: Place
Everything—tape, scissors, keys—should have a home. If you know where to put it, then you'll know where to find it.

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Rule 3: Protect
Stash photos in acid-free boxes. That way, they won't be yellow when you're ready to archive them in an album or give them to a friend.

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Rule 4: Recycle
If you buy a new computer, go to earth911.org to learn how to recycle your old one.

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Rule 5: Log On
Almost every instruction manual can be found online, so toss the paper versions.

See Caren and Jill's organizational skills at work!

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