Every New Year I resolve to purge the files in my home office. I have at least 500 pentaflex hangers, but apparently I don’t sub divide enough. All pertinent household purchases are stuffed into two or three files. Insurance of every kind is bulked together in one. No matter if its health, car, house, or appliance. Have you any idea how much paper is generated by insurance? Premium notices, amendments to polices, polices themselves, invitations to upgrade or trade in, all stuffed into one file.
Oh, recipes are awarded about five file folders, however they are in four different cabinets with no rhyme or reason what is contained where. I wonder why I keep all these random recipes since I have about thirty cook books and look up most new recipes online.
I keep a folder for the special occasion cards I have received over some forty years, and feel ungrateful if I discard even one, especially if they were designed and handcrafted by one of my beautiful grandchildren. And tell me how does one tear up Birthday, Anniversary, and Valentine Day cards from your spouse? It took me the first ten years of our marriage to convince him that receiving these cards was very important to me and if I didn’t get one, on the day of my special event, there would be all hell to pay.
Yes, tis the season to purge. I began today. I threw out the warranty of the refrigerator that was replaced six years ago. Aw well, tomorrow is another day.