I have searched for more words of wisdom from Marie....how about her three categories for papers to keep - currently in use, needed for a limited period of time, and must be kept indefinitely.
Can I really throw away all the rest? She says her basic principle for sorting papers is to throw them all away.
She says it is fun.
Well doing the clothes was fun, doing the books was fun (tiring fun) but for me, doing the papers is not fun. It's exhausting. Decision making fatigue is setting in, though as she says they will, my decision making muscles are strengthening which is just as well because I have so many photographs! But I am getting ahead of myself. I have reduced the six box files from the loft to one and a half. I have a small shelf of eight ring binders to do then it's on to Komono (miscellaneous). but not before I've had a little celebration for clutter clearing the papers.
Hmm. Any suggestions?