Over the past week Hubby Tony has been making a renewed effort to rid our office of unneeded papers. I've been his right-hand woman on the project.
We've tackled portions of the job several times. This round it was a pile of bank statements (from our current bank, and a smaller pile from a previous incarnation of the same bank) and investment company statements. Altogether, there was about five years worth of papers taking up valuable space in a file cabinet drawer. Starting with the bank statements, Tony divided the pile in half. We scanned through each one to make sure there wasn't anything important on it, then it went into the shredding pile.
After the bank statements, Tony tackled a backlog of statements from past 401(k) plans he participated in. Some of these had colorful logos, graphs, or charts, which lent a little accent to the boring white shreds. The last thing to go was a pile of checks, which added a large pop of color to the pile.
Two days and three large bags of paper later the project is done. Until the next time we decide to tackle it.
Five years ago today: My First Day