'And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more
painful than the risk it took to blossom.'
I've always loved this quote from Anais Nin.
To paraphrase Anais Nin (who certainly wasn't referring to her messy paperwork!) I decided it was more painful to look at this every day than to sort it out.
So adopting one of Fly Lady's best tips - baby steps - I put a log in the fire, poured a nice drink (hot lingonberry and amaretto) and set to. The idea was to simply throw out what I could and sort the rest into piles - bank, insurance, electricity etc. The trick was to concentrate on only that and not a) engage with every bit of paper and try to make decisions about it, and b) not beat myself up about letting it get into such a mess.
25 minutes later -
Thank you Julia - you inspired me.
Are you good at managing your paperwork?