I have been clearing out paper clutter with a vengeance.(for about 2 years if you have been reading) I have made much progress. Once upon a time, when I brought out "ye olde papre stackes" it would cover the table and the bar and maybe another stack on the floor. Now it is reduced to three healthy stacks. Today, I will be assessing and filing those stacks. I must assess to see what actually needs to be filed and then do it. I have made so much progress. Not the way I wanted to, I wanted to blitz in and do it up right in a day and live happily ever after. This was not an achievable goal, so I have slowly but surely whittled away at it.
The day is coming when I will look around and we will be decluttered. It took me alot of years to get to this point, it will probably take a few to "clear it up". I challenge you to do it too. Even if you have a house big enough to contain your clutter, it is costing you big. Every time you spend hours looking for that lost paper, it wasn't worth it. I have a friend whose sister died quite unexpectedly-she often talks about how hard it was to find anything, especially important papers that needed to be found. Her sister had a "I need to get this stuff organized someday." philosophy. She did not know her grieving parents and siblings would be the one doing it. That may sound a bit morbid, but we just never know.
Back to the old file folders for me. I think when I am done with this venture, I will have alot of file folders, rubbermaid containers and hoarded school supplies to freecycle. I have surely loved me some office supplies.