Sorting paperwork is not one of my favourite jobs.
I am never really sure of what I should and shouldn’t keep. One thing I was certain of though is that our paperwork storage was taking over the house!!!!
Since renovating and downsizing our ‘office’ area, I have been forced to find a ‘home’ for all of this excess stuff we’ve been hoarding during the last 10 years. So today my mission was to tackle the paperwork situation.
Here is a couple of pictures of what everything was stored in:
So these book shelves were totally chocker-block full of paperwork and assorted ‘stuff’.
The filing cabinet weighed a tonne! It was also full. Mostly paperwork from before I was even married! Now that’s holding onto stuff!!! LOL
Now I should’ve taken a photo before I emptied all of these…..
Anyway I bet by now you’re wondering exactly what I have done with all of this excess paperwork I have been storing for years and years??? Well lets just say I shredded enough paper to keep our pet guinea pig warm all winter, and the rest went into the fire drum.
Here is a picture of what I have left:
Yep that’s right. I’m down to 2 portable filing cases and 3 magazine holders.
I purchased the filing cases at Aldi and paid a measly $6.99 each for them. They look very classy and are big enough to store all the essentials.
The magazine holders come from The Reject Shop and cost me $5.00 each. Which I thought was a bonus as the ones I really wanted were $18.99 each at Officeworks….. No thanks, not on my budget!
I am going to pop back to Aldi tomorrow and grab another filing case as a spare.
Now once my new office area is complete, I will be storing these on a shelf above the desk area!
I have promised myself that I will deal with paperwork as it arrives and I have subscribed for email bills wherever possible!!!
Have you had a paperwork clean out lately???