In my next life, I think I want to be an organizer. I am not a hoarder, but living in the same home for years, things and stuff just seem to accumulate. Over the past few years, I have scanned many documents, going from 3 four draw file cabinets down to 1. Gone are the paper medical records, tax returns and other paper work. Yes, I have burned up a shredder or two.
So this summer, I took a break from this newsletter. I accomplished so much. We tackled the family movies, photos and slides. We looked through thousands and saved some, but mostly gave them to family members and had the others scanned and archived. This was a big accomplishment.
Earlier in the year, we started going through the collectibles, things that have meaning or are possibly valuable, so I didn’t want to just toss them. I wanted to find a place for them and this was a lengthy process. For my dad’s sports memorabilia, we gave it to the local high school’s hall of fame to be displayed. That felt good. They are out of our home and somewhere I can go see with a visit. His leather football helmet was one of the display items at the induction ceremony.
There is still more to go but we are seeing progress. Are their items that you want to get rid of but don’t know what to do with them. Check out the Resources Page on my website, as I keep updating it with the places that we have used.