Today I finally did some more shredding … a small dint, one clear bag of bits of paper all staples removed… I used to drop off my shreddies at the Humane Society and they asked for that … that was many years ago. This is my second bag since I started. And weeks since I did the first one. I haven’t even finished emptying one file box yet.
I have a wall of these boxes beside my desk 4 long x 3 high that another row of stuff sits upon… and more boxes under my desk. My real file cabinet has been so full for so long that I just keep starting new boxes or those plastic “crate” cubes … I would love to have this space back.
Over 25 yrs in this house = lots of paper. Plus tons of paper from taking care of my parents’ house, and them … Over a decade of the daily log books dad’s companions wrote in to share information with each other – for example. That’s on my hit list. An easy decision to shred. But I am not ready for that item, not yet.
Today I did old life insurance policies and banking agreements… and the mortgage papers on our first house … pretty dry reading. Good riddance. I did keep the letter from the lawyer re that purchase. Interesting document for the family history binders? I believe we may have another house purchase agreement in there somewhere. 50 yrs from now it will seem cheap. Hell, it seems cheap now. That house is probably, if it sold today, worth 4 times what we bought it for.
A bit at a time gets the job done… it’s not a race… all the pep talk in the world won’t made this job fun… Next I think I’ll tackle my mother’s box. She died in 2010.