|Mmm - big sexy bag of shredded paper...|
I lost track of some important documents (like my social security card, for one) sometime in my last move. Didn't actually find this out until I went to look for it in the "important documents" area two weeks ago. I used to lose things all the time, and regularly go into a panic looking for them. I feel like I've gotten much better: I use the same hook to hang up my keys when I come home; I leave my purse in the same location; incoming mail has an in-box; bills to be paid have their own spot.
This time, I was determined not to panic. I found a way around my immediate need-that-document dilemma, and set about to go through the possible bin of miscellaneous papers. I have been setting a timer in 15-minute increments, and systematically dealing with all the papers in the bin. Not just looking for a certain missing document--my goal is to rid myself of the entire bin.
|More cute office supplies|
I didn't create a giant bin of unsorted, junky papers in a day. And I won't get rid of it in a day, either. Baby steps!