With the recent downsizing of my own parent, and the move of my SO to working from a home office, our house has a few too many boxes stashed in a few too many places. SO and I have been making a serious attempt to empty, sort and purge the contents of those boxes. I’ve become my own organizing client. And just like everyone else, it is easier sorting someone else’s stuff.
This week we tackled a backlog of paper. What a surprise I had to discover, as we fought for any extra storage space we could find for SO’s business files, many inches worth of old investment statements that were more than just a few years old. Since many of the statements are available online, and they usually send us quarterly statements anyway, we chose to shred. And shred. And shred. Our recyble bin will be full this week. Our filing cabinet has extra space and even a few shelves were liberated. Goodbye paper.