Tuesday, September 22, 2009

New Leaf, day 2

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments!! I can't believe what good ideas ya'll have! I will be referring to your comments often in the next few days!

After the second day of working on the Paper Monster, I have gone through most of the pile that was on the counter from the past 6 months or so. (I wish I had gotten a before picture of this!)

All the bills / paystubs / medical records are tucked away (tightly) into the top drawer of the file cabinet. And all of the memorabilia type stuff (adorable drawings and notes that I can't stand to throw away) is in a new pile.

But that pile WILL be dealt with soon! I promise!

And then I can get to the bags and boxes and making the file cabinet not so tight. . . . urck.

This is a huge project. But already it feels better just to have that huge pile off my counter! Yay! Thanks so much for the encouragement! Today I bought the first of the stash that will be the giveaway. :)

P.S. Took some "before" pictures. . . Still working up the nerve to post them.


Malauna said...[Reply to comment]

I am so happy to hear that I'm not the only one with piles of piles stacked on any and all flat surfaces. Now I need to turn over the new leaf with you and tackle mine!

You can do it!

snbjork said...[Reply to comment]

Go, Michelle!!! Sounds like you're off to a wonderful start!!! I'm so glad you're my sweet friend. =)

Anonymous said...[Reply to comment]

I don't know if the idea works for you or not, but I once read a suggestion to take good photos of the artwork your children create and then only save a FEW pieces. You have the photos to preserve the memory, but make room for new pieces and more prominent displays.
Amanda T.

llamitanan said...[Reply to comment]

Good job, Michelle! I remember Daryl Hoole suggesting filing ten papers a night back before computer days. A few bites a day consumes the huge elephant. :)