So... here I am today, working my 15-minute shift in the miscellaneous papers bin. This is the pile that went straight to recycle
Much of the bulk there was newspapers. Of course I had to open each one and page through wondering, "Why did I save this? Is something valuable in here?" Nope. Not a clue.
So this is the way the bin looks now, after many 15-minute sessions.
|15-minutes at a time = a cleaner home office!|
I slid the pile aside, and discovered this
"Taming the Paper Tiger", an organizational self-help book by Barbara Hemphill. Ah, glorious irony! I am pretty confident in saying, without having opened the book recently, that the author certainly doesn't recommend stuffing all your miscellaneous papers into a large bin and moving them about for years. And definitely, the book on organizing said papers doesn't belong in the mix with the mess.
I see on Amazon that the author has updated this book, breaking it into "home" and "office" versions of taming paper. Also there is a version for the digital age. So maybe I can get rid of this book. After all, my local public library has many of her more recent titles.
When I am ready to tackle the paperwork jungle in other than 15-minute increments. Maybe set up some sort of system...