So one by one I've sorted though every piece and placed them in piles on the dining room table.
My piles included:
Scrapbooking - this had Jacob's school papers I wanted to keep, Alexa's daily notes from daycare (only the ones that included what she did that day), birthday cards from Alexa's 1st birthday, a drawing of me and Jim when we were first engaged, and some random pictures
Medical - We need to keep all our receipts because of Jim's flex care plan
Work - found some paper's that can be filed there (Yes one pile out of the house)
Bills- Yuck! It was the biggest pile but since we have everything on auto pay I just needed to file them away. It's just that there were 2 months worth.
Recycling - My favorite pile because I got to toss that one.
Car- Some important things like warranty and tire information needed to be put back.
Few exciting things I found - the title to Jim's new car (didn't even realize it had arrived opps) and a ring that had fallen off my finger one day when I was driving. I thought it had fallen through a hole in the floor of the van. This made me very happy to find
Now what to do with it all -
A few things made it to The Reiser Family Everything Binder. I promise to share this in a future post.
Most made it into my filing cabinet since many of the bills and receipts were from 2011. I created a receipt file for medical and shopping receipts using a 12 divider expandable folder and a binder will now hold all paid bills for the year. The scrapbooking pile will actually be dealt with later, for now it will be in a canvas bag under my scrapbook desk.
Thanks for joining me in my declutter mission. I hope that my journey helps to inspire a journey for you.
Until next time,