Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Packing, day six

Yesterday I spent a lot of time sorting paperwork, finding old magazines to recycle, and then going through our vast amount of music with Tim so he could discard photocopied sheets from past carol services and the like, also for recycling. And their old home education coursework, dating back about five or six years - never looked at since completed, certainly not needed now.

Then I went through a desk drawer filled with old church bulletins, information for the church directory, and other related paperwork. I cut out all surnames, phone numbers and email addresses (and shredded them with scissors for the dustbin) then added the rest to the boxes. We filled four small containers, two medium and two large.

The evenings are beginning to merge together in my mind, and I'm losing track of what's been packed. Last night Richard packed more boxes of books, our Christmas decorations, the remainder of Dan's clothes, and more 'stuff' from the living room. Then we moved all the empty boxes into Dan's room, so at least the house doesn't look quite as cluttered as it did.


Anvilcloud said...

Ah yes, the shredding. Now, I try to shred regularly.

Steve Hayes said...

Your packing saga is painful even to think of!

About once every 4-6 months I go through piles of accumulated papers, file the keepable ones (and index them on the computer), make notes on the computer for stuff not worth keeping but has possibly useful information (bits of paper with jotted phone numbers - no names, no context - but if one puts it in the computer it might pop up in a later search.

I never catch up, and we aren't even moving.