Mind you, I have been practicing this 'LetItGo' mentality for a year on last years 'UseIt or LoseIt' 4R's Bucket List Challenge. I'm now a ProTrasher...as seen in the photo taken just this morning of the trash basket under my desk.
What a weight lifted off my shoulders...and from the looks of the wrappers...added to my thighs.
HiHoney has no problem 'Letting Go'... it's his birthday card...he reads it, enjoys it and trashes it. Not me...I have birthday cards received since my 16th Birthday. On January 20, 2015, that will be 52 years of ProFiling birthday cards.
Do I plan to change that File? Nope! It's part of my history. Someday, one of my Great Greats will find them...ah so...an investment for the future. I plan to put them in my 'Will' with a monetary inducement to guarantee they are not 'Trashed' when my final files are cleaned out.
As for my Files for the Future, I am sticking with what I started in 20ll. Here's what I said in the post Old School FileClerk:
This is my Photo Filing System. I know it doesn't look 'Old School', but in my head I'm still a File Clerk back in 1968. You know, before colored file folders, sticky notes and yes, even Archival paper and storage systems.
I don't want you to think I've abandoned all the Old School Ways. No Siree, I still have Folders...colored ones now, tape-acid free, clips-also colored, magnifyer and the rest of the stuff a Gals gotta have to be among the '21st Century With It File Clerks'...or as we are called these days, Executive Assistant to the Crypt Keeper.
As an Old School ProFiler, I can't 'LetGo' of colored file folders, paper clips and hard copy of posts. It's not that I don't trust 'The Clouds' and other Wonder Where in the Worldwide Web my stuff is stored, I do...sorta. For now, I will keep my system of ProFiling which as you can see is pretty high tech for an Old School Gal. It is however, time to label folders and make room in the Clouds/WWW for 2015. I think I'll do Purple Tabs!
Have you started your 'CleanOut ProFiling'?