Christmas magazines and catalogs are fabulous resources for seasonal decorating, gift ideas, and Christmas recipes—but en masse, they can become too much of a good thing.
When the piles avalanche from every side table, finding an article or a recipe that caught your eye a few weeks ago can be an impossible job.
How do you keep all that good information without being crushed by stacks or drowning in paper? Answer: a set of tear files. They'll harness--and organize--all your great ideas in a single location:
Decide in advance how many items you'll keep, to pare down multiples, whether they're pens, DVDs or items of clothing. If you know you'll keep three sweater sets, zero in on your three favorites, then consign the leftovers to the donations box. Pick a number to cut the clutter!