The plastic box now has all 2011 paper work in it. Box below has 2 years worth of papers. Box in garage with previous box.
These are a couple file folders that were my dad's. I couldn't bear to throw them away. They are still useful now at my home. He was a farmer and kept track of things. Photo below shows me in the midst of marking out bank statements with account numbers. Since I have to store them, I don't want someone coming upon them and heisting numbers. I used a special pin, Uni-ball by Signo,that is good for writing checks, as it can't be bleached out!
Here are some items from home schooling days. Books my kids made about Matter, from a field trip we did with other home schoolers. Note the date! Cards I got but didn't use much of, home school newsletter.
A bill of sale or loan papers for my dad. 30 lambs for $520 in Dec. 1955. It was in a file folder I went through. Only paper in there.
Fuzzy crayons, anyone? I threw those away and washed out the bucket. I could give bucket to granddaughter.
End of the project. Much better! I aim to keep it that way. All mail of mom's goes into blue lidded box. She is in a nursing home and I am in charge of her bills. Good thing life is are better than spring 2008 when there was a lot of papers and chaos!
Questions to Ponder: (from Laura at OrgJunkie.com)
- Tell me one thing from your purge pile this week that you just can’t believe you were hanging on to. Home school newsletters and old signs that are still sitting and not hung. You do have a purge pile don’t you? :) What is purged is gone!
- Do you have medication in your cabinet older than 1999? NO! Threw away meds awhile back. Anyone? Anyone?
- What is on your organizing list for this week? Right now I'm just maintaining. I've been busy and a few things are sliding down hill and am keeping mess at bay!