Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wordful Wednesday: 2012 Goal Update

In keeping with my goals for 2012, you know, the one where I organize and declutter my life, I decided to clean out my file cabinet.  I use it as my nightstand.  Getting a round top and table skirt for it is one of those things that's on my list of improvements to make this year...

Anyhow, it's seems it's been awhile since I cleaned it out... longer than even I realized... which may explain why all the bills and important papers I'd generated since moving Below the Mason Dixon Line were in a different filing system in my closet...

It seems my first hot date in 2012 will be with my shredder, which will most likely overheat.  It might be my only date, because it will probably take me the entire year to shred all these goodies!

Some of the gems I still had in there:
  • All of my ex husband's Discover Card bills... my name was never on the account... I'd already taken out all of the important ones years ago, copied them, and gave them to my lawyer.
  • Our old cell phone bills, which gave an itemized call list and were pages long (see above)
  • The lease agreement to our first apartment... from 1999.  
  • My Master's Thesis and pretty much every paper and syllabus related to college.  
All that, filed away right by my bed.  Talk about bad karma!  No wonder I haven't found Mr. Right!

The good news is that all of my current bills are now organized and filed and I have empty shelves in my closet!

Linking up with Angie Seven Clown Circus for Wordful Wednesday, because, you know, I couldn't shut my mouth long enough to just post a picture!


Ellen Stewart (aka Ellie/El/e/Mrs. Seaman) said...

Purge on, Sister.

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so bad at organizing. I'm a hoarder.

Megan said...

Now that's a major accomplishment - I love tossing out old stuff you don't need anymore, it's always so freeing!

Slamdunk said...

I love it, and happy paper destruction.

I do the same thing, but I have to have a secret hiding place of "my papers and stuff" or the Mrs. will make me clean it up before I am ready. Before Christmas, my place was discovered (extra decorating and cleaning) and I had to organize my stack of stuff hidden behind a chair in the front room. At least I am caught up for the moment.

Actuary Mom said...

That is HUGE pile of garbage! Super exciting to get rid of all of that.

Stacy Uncorked said...

That's some serious paper garbage - which I can totally relate to. Guess I better get busy if I'm going to follow in your footsteps with the purging! ;)

Happy New Year! :)

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Tiffany said...

You want to come and organize mine? hahaha. I am OCD and my filing cabinet should look nothing like yours, but I fall short on organizing papers.

StardustSavannah said...

I just saw something maybe yesterday? I subscribe to Real Simple- do you use their website?
Its a great magazine and most of their stuff is found online as well.
They just sent this in a daily email-
"7 steps to declutter your life".

Maybe you will find it useful, if you're not already familiar with it.

And...I think you are a hoarder, lol.

angie said...

Kudos to you for taking the time to organize all those papers. I'd look at that stack and walk away. :)

What did you write your Master's Thesis on?


Green Cleaning Coach said...

Congratulations keep at it!