Of course I did!! Maybe...hmmm...maybe not.
I don't know why we do it. It is so easy for others to separate the important stuff from the non-important stuff at the time it comes in. Not for us. I could try to blame it on the fact that we don't have a shredder right now. Yep, can't just throw it in the trash...it MUST be shredded. Nope, that isn't the reason for this mess we go through every other week. It is just being so busy lazy. There, I said it. According to Dr. Phil you can't change it if you don't own it. Whatever, Dr. Phil. But, in my defense, it really would be easier if we went ahead and got another shredder. I like this one. Originally, $49.99 down to $24.99 after rebate at Staples. Not bad.
It took us about 15 minutes to sort through that mess. It was mostly credit card offers (if they only knew) and sale flyers. But there was some important stuff that we divided into the categories of ACTION NEEDED, FILE, PAY and PURSE (department store coupons and a coupon for a free birthday adjustment from my favorite chiropractor. See...there is some good stuff in all that mess).
There really was a time that I had a very good filing system. Even so, I am kind of hit and miss. Sometimes I file, sometimes I stack all the stuff to be filed. But, honestly, I really don't like filing. I disliked it even when I got paid to do it! I'm surely not interested in doing it for free.
So, from now on what needs to be paid will be paid right then, what needs to be shredded will be shredded right then and what needs to be filed will be placed in a basket and, hopefully, Ronnie will have mercy on me and file it!
By the way, I DID pay the Verizon bill. I knew I had...ok, ok, I was pretty sure (alright already! I had no idea). Here's hoping you have better luck with your paper piles and wishing you a very happy, blessed day!!