Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: with the dustbunnies & sugar beans
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for some reason we keep a lot of paper. i get worried i'll throw away something important or lose something important and dh says he'll deal with the paper, but he doesn't really. he does do great with all the bills and has converted most of them to automatic payment and online stuff so we don't even get a lot of bills any more and in that sense he's done great, but if it comes in to the house it sits on the kitchen table until one of us decideds to do something with it and that some one 3 times out of 5 is me. what i finally did at the beginning of this year was set up a regular old filing system in a big filing cabinet we have. i know there's a lot of stuff in there we don't need, but at least it's got a place and it's not just clutter, y'know? if we do happen to need it i can find it, too. i don't file every day or anything, but dh likes to keep receipts so i just made a big old folder for receipts and when i come back from the store and am unpacking my booty i just stroll over to the filing cabniet and stuff the receipt in the receipt folder. i'm sure we won't ever need 'em, but if i do by chance need to return something or if we want to doublecheck something on a credit card bill we can find the receipt. i file the big stuff like insurance policies, dr bills, too, plus stuff from dd1's school, vet bills, bank statements (most online, but still get a few things), etc, etc. it helps a lot just to have some place to put it even if my filing system is kinda made up.
paperwork is the clutter thing i have the most trouble with. i have this paralyzing fear that i will lose something important or fail to deal with something that needs dealing with. give me clothes to sort through any day!
Mama to two girl beans, Feb 2001 and Nov 2003 . DH , and two crazy . Running on biodiesel since 2004! "All you fascists are bound to lose" — Woody Guthrie