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When clutter builds up to the point that it overwhelms you, who could blame you for asking “Why bother?” After all, it’s a lot of work and when would you ever find the time to finish it?
I actually had a “Why bother?” moment recently. I usually shred right away anything that has confidential information on it. I know that I don’t like to deal with stacks of shredding, so I stick it in the shredder as soon as I’m finished with it.
Except that, a few weeks ago, I brought a bunch of shredding to my office from my mother’s home. Then I had a few pieces of paper of my own to shred. The pile sat on top of the shredder.
It’s not that I don’t have time; I can shred a few sheets while I wait for the computer to warm up or before I leave the office each day. It’s that the pile had become a burden. I would have to move the whole stack off the top of the shredder just to shred one sheet.
So, instead, I added some more of my own and then some more of my mother’s paperwork. At that point, it was more than I wanted to deal with.
After about a week of watching the pile grow, I realized that I didn’t have to do it at all. There is a free shredding service near one of my clients and I dropped it off after our last visit. Done.
Organized by Marcie TM: Save time and money by letting go of what you don't need and finding room for what you value
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