Paperwork Reduction Weekend
Hey--I did good! Last week I opened a rarely-opened tall metal 5 drawer file cabinet in the basement and realized that I had financial statements from the early 80's! This weekend I filled three brown paper grocery bags of paper to be shredded, and one bag with paper to be recycled.
And I've only tackled 2 drawers! LOL The empty space didn't last long as I now use it for the Boy Scout paperwork that was previously stacked in the bottom of my closet.
It was an easy job really--you would have been SO impressed at how everything was organized and filed together by account, by year. ROFL I had never seriously de-cluttered the file cabinet before because I *knew* what was in there.
Three drawers left! The thrill of getting rid of hidden clutter is I can re-appropriate the space to clutter that is not hidden (like the pile of papers that fall out of the hall closet every time I open the door!).