Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Shred Event

My bank had a free shred day which I had known about for a while but waited until the morning of to revisit the boxes that have been sitting in my bedroom since the professional organizer came a year ago.

I don't like to throw the word around lightly but I feel like a hoarder.

In the end, there wasn't that much confidential stuff that needed to be shredded but there were plenty of articles.

Other things in the boxes included:

  • New York Quick Guide

  • Playbill from The Color Purple (along with ticket stubs)

  • A sampling of the articles:

    Dr. Oz's Ultimate Beauty Test

    Foolproof Steps To Fix A Flat

    Madame Secretary Shows Her Muscles

    Small Changes, Big Results

    What Your Pet Can Teach You

    In all honesty, my bedroom looks like it's been ransacked and I need to get a handle on the clutter. It's just so hard for me to get rid of stuff but I'm hoping that I can start with articles, like the ones above, that I can easily find online.

    Any budding organizers that would like experience and/or spectacular before and after pictures to place on your business website, please contact me as soon as possible because the clutter is daunting.


    1. That's one of the first declutterings I started doing, a few years ago. I got rid of books and magazines that I could get online - mostly reference books and cookbooks. It's hard to let go of books, but it really helped, because it was getting out of hand. I had a couple thousand books in the house!

    2. gingersnapper,

      You had to mention magazines, didn't you? I'm gradually getting rid of those.

      I need to deal with a whole lot of paper/clippings before I can even get to the books...

    3. That term "hoarding" is totally turning into what "OCD" means to most people. It IS a word that gets thrown around a lot. However, from watching Horders, I can safely say that you do not have any of the other crazy qualities that those crazy people have! You like your memories. Nothing wrong with that. :-)

    4. Farty Girl,

      Thanks for the vote of confidence. ☺