1.21.2008

Confetti

Two weeks ago, the fabulous Laura Smith sent me the link to a website about organization. I wanted to go through the filing cabinet and purge what I could, but I really had no clue about guidelines. Every January I go to do this and all I really end up doing is straightening out the mess I've made since the previous January. But with the website open, I was able to go through all my folders and purge unnecessary paperwork. Here's the pile I pulled out. It doesn't look all that impressive in the picture, but it was quite massive.


I grabbed the shredder from the other room, emptied it and brought it into my office.
And I started shredding. I filled that sucker up. Not once....
Not twice....
Not even three times...

But four times. I was shocked. I thought I had enough to fill it once, maybe twice...


And yes, that's Ollie, the shredder inspector. He wanted to make sure I followed all safety instructions and he also wanted to make sure everything was properly shredded so no one will get my personal information.



Damn, I feel really good. It's liberating getting rid of this shit. I know I probably kept a little more than recommended, but still. I think I managed to empty half of the folders out.