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Thinking Inside the Box

October 6th, 2009 at 09:20 am

Got my thank you note to be mailed to the post office yesterday. YEAH for getting it done!

Got about 15 minutes done inside the stash-and-dash box yesterday. Yeah, a big box, huh? Not really, just a copy paper size box.

And it's all THAT stuff - you know, the 'I don't know what to do with it' S.T.U.F.F.

For instance, receipts. ...when to keep? when to throw away? I hate all those little pieces of paper!! Note to self - LESS money spent means less receipts! Big Grin That would be good!!

And other stuff - like neat articles that I want to save, but don't really have a category for in my already 'stuffed' file cabinet.

And more stuff - magazines and booklets. Moved to read pile by the couch.

And even More Stuff - such as family member's papers that they conveniently stick on my side of the desk, as if I'm the paper fairy that will make it just suddenly go away??

Recycled that back to Hubster's side of the desk & in FrugalSon's case to the file-pile place which is the corner of the love-seat which lets him know those are his papers to file - with strict orders to either do something with it themselves, like filing or throwing it away, but under no circumstance was it to migrate itself back to my side of the desk! :{ Elsewise? The crabby Paper Fairy would probably rise up and smite them!!

Yet More Stuff - Got some thrown away like those darn grocery store ads from God Knows When! Got some things shredded.

The inside of the box is still not empty, but looking better. More time still needed here.

I found a penny in there! Taking it to the $20 Challenge.

$000.76 balance
+000.01 miserly pay for an inside job!
$000.77 Oct MTD

2009 Challenge Total $963.05
Cumulative Challenge Total $2016.81

4 Responses to “Thinking Inside the Box”

  1. ceejay74 Says:

    I hear ya! My finances are impeccable because I handle them online, but my paper/filing situation is a disaster. I keep a bunch of stuff I don't need, in total disarray, and then I happen to throw away the one piece of paper that I all of a sudden need one day. I'd love to just have a bonfire of all of it, but as long as it fits within several things (file drawer, accordian file, little cabinet in the foyer) without spilling over, I tolerate it for the few times I need a hard copy of something.

  2. Petunia Says:

    Like the hat!

    I've taken to putting all our receipts in a large accordian file that has monthly tabs in it. When that month comes around again the following year I go through and throw most of the receipts away. Works for me.

  3. Joan.of.the.Arch Says:

    This morning discovered 1995 property tax bill along with other Very Important Papers :-P in a Very Dusty Box that had been moved from room to room all these years. Ha, we probably had to make a visit to city hall and pay paking to get duplictes of these dusty papers 14 years ago.

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Love the crab hat picture! Smile I too have lots and lots of papers that I need to deal with - unfortunately just moved them with me in walmart bags.

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