Okay, today’s task isn’t about decluttering so much as it is about gathering important papers to a single place, such as a fire-resistant locked box.
I remember once sorting through a stack of papers, creating files for a client. I found birth certificates and other important papers in the pile that needed someplace more secure than a file cabinet. Even when sorting through my father’s files, it was a struggle to find the titles to his vehicles.
Gather birth certificates, marriage certificates, social security cards, titles to vehicles, passports, wills, deeds, and other important papers to one place. These aren’t papers that you can scan into your computer and shred the originals; talk to your lawyer or financial advisor before eliminating any papers that prove who you are and what has occurred in your life.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.