Wednesday, August 17, 2016

KonMari Week 7: Legacy & Bill Drawer

I'm working on Paper during Weeks 6 and 7.

My husband and I went through our Legacy drawer and bill drawer last night. We were able to discard a stack of stuff. It was mostly his papers to discard in the Legacy drawer such as pay stubs, student loans, car accident, and receipts. I did our bills and medical papers as he worked on his papers. I do bills and if needed medical papers every two weeks on payday.

I last went through our Legacy drawer in November and will have to do it again this coming November. Enrollments will start coming in and we can replace with 2017 papers. It took a week last year just to do the Legacy drawer since I completely redid it after learning of the term from Dave Ramsey. The name/term gave that file drawer a whole new meaning. :) I guess I'll have to come up with a name for the bill drawer since its more short term currently used papers and not long term storage as the other drawer.

We use the Legacy drawer for ourselves mostly but if needed it also serve our family. It has to be keep organized enough for someone to lay their hands onto and know what they are looking for or need. It provides all of the important information our family needs in case something happens to one or both of us. Therefore our Legacy. Its based on Proverbs 13:22. A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children.

I like to do paper as it comes into the house but I also have an office day on Thursdays. It really helps to keep up by having a day to dealing with office tasks and paper weekly. It usually takes about an hour or two a week. Going through our files is a great end of year task that I add to my calendar.

 The start. Our keep on the left and discards on the right.

 Our Legacy drawer the term was inspired by Dave Ramsey. You can read what he says about the Legacy Drawer.

Our discard pile once finished.

 Our bill drawer along with our temporary files and extra file folders/manila folders.

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