Empty Drawers and Empty Boxes, Oh My… Part 2

by Phyllis Sather on March 4, 2015

If you remember, at the end of my post a week ago or so, I had gotten all these boxes out of our storage area and planned to shred what we didn’t need. – Here is the stack I started with. Ten boxes full of tax papers and information.

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I had paperwork from as far back as 1998.

After shredding everything but the last seven years I’m down to 3 boxes, and one of these includes some of the older files from the first file drawer I cleaned out.

One thing I did save was our check book registers. I decided to do that after Dan’s father died. He saved his and we had a great time looking back to see what things cost in the 1940’s and 1950’s. I remember him telling me how they saved up to buy a garden hose.

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When I took this photo I thought I was done, but I managed to dispose of 15 bags of shredded papers when I cleaned our remaining three file drawers. It wouldn’t fit in our garbage/recycling dumpsters so we’ll have to get rid of more next week. The only part we kept were the two bins on the right.

One of my children once asked me why I thought clean was right. I responded because God is a God of order.

“Let all things be done decently and in order.”Co 14:40 KJV

Don’t you just feel better when things are orderly? I know I do.

What’s next? My closet! I’m too embarrassed to post a before photo so at this point I’ll wait and see how it looks when I finish. I’ve already taken a bag full of clothes out and have quite a mess going on in our room right now.

If the spring cleaning bug has bitten you please share your projects.

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Phyllis

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