Tee-hee, silly paper napkins (I know, I know a waste of money!)
I have only written two posts under Simply Money - see here, and here.
One of them says I have enough, and one of them is about how I managed when funds were low.
I do still have enough thankfully - the proof being I still give some away (to charities) and I'm still fairly frugal. I think it's in my DNA.
What I now want is to manage what I have more efficiently.
I also want to be peaceful about money!
Is this possible?
I'm starting simply (of course!) by getting ALL the paperwork in one place. (Even online stuff needs organised, but most of mine is still on paper.) I have a one drawer filing cabinet - bursting full! A box of receipts (bursting full) a cardboard file and a pretty little letter rack thing which I thought would be useful but has turned out to be just another place to stuff things. Before anything else then, I am sifting through and throwing out. I will burn a pile in the garden incinerator, then file the rest. The secret, for me, in getting this job done is to do it in small increments of time - in other words I no longer work at something till I am sick of it and want to pack it in altogether! I have learned to be more focussed - I can now only file. I don't get distracted by reading any of it or trying to make decisions about any of it or become overwhelmed by the scale of it.
I just file it.
And a good start.
Have you started yet? Perhaps you have even finished - there are people whom Fly Lady calls Born Organised! I'm not one of them. Fly Lady has a section on finance which is very basic, common sense, straight forward and useful. See it here.
From practical to magical in the click of a shutter. Our mini-meadow gives pleasure out of all proportion to its size. This was it in the afternoon light yesterday....I leave you with these images while I take a wee blog break.