I’ve always said that if you make something too complicated, it just won’t work, no matter how well-intentioned you are. That’s why it’s so important to make your systems easy, especially if you live with other people and you want them to live by your organising “rules“.
That’s true for designing a good flow for laundry in the home and also for recycling paper in the office.
And so this was born:
I used to have one wastepaper basket but found we were less inclined to separate the paper when we cleared the trash.
Who wants to fish around amongst apple cores and other bits of fruit? Certainly not me.
This works beautifully for us.
First of all, I don’t generate that much paper to start with but what I do throw away, goes straight into the paper bin. It’s much easier now to take the one basket and dump it as is into the paper recycling bag.
Do you recycle paper? If yes, do you use partitioned recycling bins, or how do you make it easy for your household?