There is a mess in the middle of most projects. This one is no exception. I have done my best to keep things in piles and get paper shredded and out to the garage pretty quickly. That helps!
|This pile goes back into the filing cabinet|
|I'd like these in the file cabinet, but if not back into ONE box.|
We have had duplicate and triplicate copies of papers. Papers stacked a several feet high.We have found papers in places we didn't expect (or I didn't). Those were in with my husband's Army clothing! We have ended up with:
- Empty folders.
- Empty boxes.
- Bags and bags of shredded paper. So much that we are approaching week FOUR of putting shredded paper in our trash can!
The project isn't done as you can see. I need to put the files I thinned out back into our metal filing cabinet. In the process, I may be able to combine some folders! This will mean more empty folders, which I think will end up getting recycled too.
I then need to address the folders that are used even more frequently than the ones I have already tackled. These are in a drawer in my desk. I also think there are some random folders laying around on the desk. Here's where the desk stands before I get to work on it.
|Folders on top of desk|
|Folders stacked on pull out tray|
|And...a whole other cabinet full of files and papers!|
I do feel like I need to pick up the pace a little bit before the month end. I still have quite a bit to do and I'm determined to be done purging paper before the month ends. I do have, you, my readers motivating me to keep going. I know you want to see results! And I want to see them especially after making so much progress already.
Do you think the project that you started working on will be completed by month end? If not, are you satisfied with your progress so far? I say let's keep pushing to the end of the month. We have less than 10 days until the end of the month so consider looking at your project and seeing what you can accomplish in each of those ten days. But no worries, I'm still going to cheer you on if you just declutter a little each day. It does add up!!