I need help to get rid of this
I have been very good about going through and organizing my papers. Besides needing to go through the filing cabinet again (not a terrible job), I have 2 bins to still go through. One of them won't be a problem. It's already perfectly organized and I know in my mind which items I'll be keeping.
It's the other bin that is a huge problem for me. About 7 years ago, I did major research for a book and the subject for the information is not outdated. The Rubbermaid bin is filled with binders with plastic sleeves and information in each sleeve.
I know it's because of all the work that I put into it that's stopping me from just throwing it all out. And I know that there's only a small part of the information collected that I will need for a future project.
I had come across several of these types of binders in another bin and typed the necessary information into the computer from that and got rid of half of the information. But these binders in the bin have so much information that it's futile for me to put it all into the computer. I had the information on a previous computer and probably on diskettes but I don't have any of that anymore. Stupid, I know. I really don't want to take all this with me when we move again. But I certainly don't want to throw away all of those plastic sleeves since they're so expensive to rebuy and I have a thing for stationery. And then how much lighter would it really be if I just threw out the insides of these plastic sleeves?
So, I'm looking at this bin and need to make a decision. Give me reasons to keep only those items I'll need to refer to in the future. The only reason I can come up with is that this will push me into working on my new project since I'll have to take out the information needed from these bins.