I fool myself into thinking I’ve cleaned the house when everything looks good, but the drawers are filled with stacks. Lately I have been trying to live a more organized life, going through papers and deciding where they belong: Keep, recycle, shred, burn.
Last night I carried a bundle of paper to my husband with the question, “What is this and why do we have it?” (We had no idea.)
Why are piles so appealing to me. I once read that when you bring the mail in, touch everything once. Decide to recycle, toss, or keep for later bill paying or answering. That sounded like heaven, but I never seemed to get there. When papers pile up, I tend to move them around and begin a new pile.
Sometimes while going through a pile you find a treasure. I found a handwritten note from my mom taped to a special prayer my dad had written. Actually, I found two. With that mix of sadness and delight, I slipped the messages into a plastic protector. Keep.
My journey continues….going through stacks.
Are you a stacker, a tosser, or organized? What are your best tips for my project? Would love to hear from you.
Sounds like me! I make paper piles all over the place. It’s a family joke, my piles. You’re so right, about finding a long lost treasure in there. 🙂
Pile sisters 🙂