Project 21, Organize Your Files, goes along so well with Project 17, Create an Essential Papers File, that working on the latter helped with the former.
And actually, our move last year helped quite a bit with this project too. As I got ready for us to move I worked very hard on purging the papers that had accumulated in the house. We had the file cabinet space so I hadn’t worried about culling things regularly until I thought about having to move those papers. The thought of having to carry it all was very motivating!
I’m still working through a bit of a backlog of papers that piled up post-baby and post-move, but overall I feel like creating the essential papers file was the main thing I needed to do related to my files, and other than that it’s just maintenance.
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