Maybe it's a hold over from working for CAJ. At CAJ we would unload a years worth of files every January, load and label them into Banker Boxes and stash them away. The end result is loads and loads of Banker Boxes filled with stuff we don't want to get rid of because there may be history in there.
Today, in an effort to find all the TaiPan records so that I can turn over the record book, I took on the cleaning of the Computer Room Closet. I've discovered that most of the clutter in the closet is unfiled filing from sporatic off and on organization of the last ten years. The interesting thing is, everything I need I've found. And everything that needs to be shredded, that I've found as well.
[Note to Tai Pan staff: I've found everything needed by the record book.]
There is also "New Leaf Turning" going on. Actually It's more like raking a pile of autmn leaves. Less clutter and more space.
It reminds me of the year CAJ got audited by the state. We needed to find receipts for every expenditure for four years. That would be every gas receipt, every food receipt, every pencil and postal receipt, everything! Ether that or take a hit as the State guessed what we actually got to pay in taxes based on their
Great Book of Guessing.
It took us two weeks, but we did it. We missed two items; one for $23 and one for $8.95, but everything else we found.
So, as to the current office closet? Yes, there is clutter in there, but it's organized clutter. ...and it's all there. I just have to learn that I don't need to hang on to all the papers in the household. There is still work to do, but in the end I think Juli and I will actually find an unused closet in the computer room.
Meanwhile, the fuchsias are thriving. I repotted and pruned some other plants. Juli watched the Mariners mostly lose.
Day [a good one]