Before and After
All loose, recent papers have been processed! Yes! And yes, I do still have boxes, notebooks, and file cabinets to sort. But for the first time, I feel there is HOPE. Part of that hope comes from having created a very workable central mail station.
Another part of that hope comes from dividing the papers into "Recent" & "Past", assigning two different tables, the dining room table only for sorting current papers, with the card table added in the corner for sorting through "old business". I can't tell you what a relief it is not to sort through yesterday's mail (or last week's mail), and find some odd bill mixed in, from...oh, say, 2011. (I would open something and go: What?! Oh. One half heart attack later, I see the date and breathe a sigh of relief.)
Do you have a system to go through old papers? Or maybe you don't have old papers? If not, lucky you! How do you like to keep your papers under control?