I guess taking those before pictures of my desk motivated me! I already have progress pictures to show you. As a reminder here is what my desk looked like before I dug in to tackle those files:
I do wish I had an in progress picture to show you. I basically pulled all the files in the drawer out and stacked them up on the desk. I would pull one off the pile and start flipping through it to figure out which papers needed to go. I found some old credit cards and even more checks to shred. I was able to talk to my mother on the phone while I did most of the files. I saved the shredding until our call ended.
Ready for an after picture?
The files on top of the desk needed more attention, so I brought them upstairs to work on sometime soon. I'll likely be watching tv when that happens. I have my tax file staying on the desk, and another file of things I need to scan on that pull out tray. The bag has recycling. Look at all that paper I found to shred! And the file drawer is really only half full (well a little more if I put some of the files back in). Oh, and if you were curious, I think my desk task took just under an hour even with talking to my mom and shredding.
As I mentioned yesterday, I still need to combine some files and then put as much as I can back into the metal cabinet. I think that be a job for the weekend. Boy, it sure does feel good to have made so much progress!