My Minimal Hoarding Life – Being Organized Paid Off



I do have to pat myself on the back!

I remember years ago when I had to look back for a contract to see if the warranty had ran out, that was an all day mess and I would get stressed out when I could not find it, this was really bad when I took over the books and running the roofing business.

Then the day came when I seen my first on T.V. hoarder, she was on the Oprah show back in the late 1980`s. That day changed my life. I knew I had to organize things.

I learned to put all my contracts in one place, all was assigned to their own folder by year. Problem solved, right?

Nope.

Next came the part of where is those folders! I did not have a file cabinet I had a dresser drawer, or a box.

Now fast forward to 2016. I still do not keep a file cabinet but I know where things are now, because I organized a place for paperwork only.

I can pretty much get any document that I am asked for within thirty minutes. I still keep paper work by the year but I have also sorted it out to different places for different paper work. Some based on year.

I needed to find a deed and I came home and went straight to where I thought they were, since I have not needed one of the deeds since 2009, Yes! right were I assumed I put them. I not only had the deed I was searching for but I also had two of the previous owners deeds. I can use all of those for what I need the deed for today, since each one states the same fact year after year.

Now that I have most of my life organized, I can say that I have did a good thing and pat myself on the back 🙂 No more all day searching and not more stress.

By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry – felt free just to walk in and get what I needed.



10 thoughts on “My Minimal Hoarding Life – Being Organized Paid Off”

  1. That’s what I’m working on, organizing my household. It is going much slower than I thought it would but the boxes are slowly getting emptied and everything I need is finding its forever home.

  2. I have two filing cabinets and a green tib I store paperwork. I keep all receipts for the year in the tub. I mark it with the year and replace it each year. Store the tub for safe keeping.

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