After a whirlwind three weeks – or more if you count wedding preparations and transitioning into a new day job – it was wonderful to have a weekend to kind of relax. The husband did work on Saturday, however, so I took the time to do something that we both knew needed to happen, but had been avoiding for some time. I got our paperwork organized.
When we first moved into this house, neither of us had a built in organizational system for paperwork. I have always preferred to have paperless billing on things, and the husband kept all of his important paperwork in a shoebox. When we moved into the house, the influx of paperwork coming in and out increased almost exponentially. Organizing paperwork was the least of our worries (and seemed like the most tedious task to wrestle with), so we started stashing all the paper in our kitchen drawers. That was fine at first, but we quickly realized that this wasn’t a long term solution.
I bought a filing cabinet along with some folders and went to town. The top drawer has business and house paperwork, and the bottom drawer has non monetary information that we just want to keep around.
I am really happy with the outcome since it is twofold. we can now easily find anything that we need, AND have three drawers in the kitchen that can be put to better use. Not the most exciting work, but undoubtedly it will turn out to be one of the most useful things that I have worked on in a while.