I spent part of today going though a box of papers. [Papers and books make up much of the boxed “stuff” here.]
(from images.google.com, image is NOT mine!)
I found our original mortgage paperwork, from 1982? Why we still had this I don’t know. The only thing I can think of is that until a while back, I just moved boxes back and forth mostly and didn’t go through them often, so this got moved, from California to Georgia to Florida to New England and then within New England, until I found these papers again, today.
Out they go into the shredding pile!
One more foray into the stack of boxes found something long missing: the photo album. Now I can file the pics in one or two manila envelopes here which have been waiting for this event.
Posted in backlog, cleaning, cleaning up, Culling, Dealing with Tech., dehoarding, Getting Organized, healing, home improvements, Making Home, minimalism, New Habits, old fashioned housewifery, organization, paperwork, projects, self-interest, Storage, stuff, unexpected results
Tagged culling, paper purge, PAPER STORAGE!!!, paperwork, Today's work
What I did: took all the art paper sheets 8.5 x 11 and filed them. Put the other paper up on the bookcase next to the 8.5 x 11 file. Realized in order to see what I had, I needed some way to organize the larger paper. I was early for my tutoring class. The route goes by the local used office fixture/furniture store; I stopped.
I bought 2 paper organizers. They should solve this problem. One thing I determined before I started was that I would not buy things before I was sure I had a problem to fix. I have a problem. I think I fixed it. It’s worth deducting 2 from my total as it will mean I won’t have a precarious stack of paper, on edge, which I can’t see unless I take all of it down. Stacks like this are prone to slipping (has before) and that creates more work. The pieces I bought will hopefully fix this! The store has one more organizer. If I need it, I’m tutoring again tomorrow; I’ll stop!
I filled one immediately. We’ll see if I fill the 2nd after dinner?
Posted in cleaning up, Culling, Digging Out from Under, future plans, Getting Organized, Goals, organization, Planning, projects
Tagged bookcase organization, construction paper storage, journal organization, notebook paper storage, paper organization, PAPER STORAGE!!!, scrapbooking paper storage, wrapping paper storage