Are we not allowed to staple any form when renewing passport in the US?

So last night I spent filling up all forms and getting everything notarized. This morning I printed everything and gathered the whole package that I would need to send to the Indian consulate. It’s about 30 pages or so.

On the common mistakes page, they mentioned that we should not staple any documents. If I send them all the 30 pages together in an envelope they might lose them or at the very least accidentally change the order of the papers and think I have not submitted some document.

Am I not even allowed to staple the notary page with the photocopies of the documents?

Can someone explain this no stapling rule to me.

I would use paper clips, where needed - rather than staple, since they have explicitly mentioned not to do so.

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