We have been very busy decluttering and organizing the last few months. This week we ‘finished’ going thru what we had in storage pertaining to our kitchen and paperwork.
The photo below is what I had in two plastic bins stored for the last few years. Now, there were SOME things I needed to keep (like my organizational tabs and some assorted files) but almost all the rest was either placed in a pile for shredding or recycled.
This stack is only a representation of the size of what I no longer need to keep. The amount of time and effort I put into my paperwork is honestly incredible. So this week I concentrated on going thru EVERYTHING. I spent approximately 8 hours this week taking everything out of my filing cabinet (in addition to what is pictured here) and going thru every file-every piece of paper.
Other than obvious files you have to keep (tax stuff, homeowners stuff, important purchase files) I got rid of almost everything else. While my two drawer file cabinet is still full, I can now say that it only has what I absolutely need to keep.
And this morning while looking thru my instagram and facebook archive, I realized that this is a project I do every two years.
Do you have a file management system in place? Do you try to keep up with it?