Posted by Tim Stobbs on December 5, 2007
So after a long road I’ve reached the end of my public declaration about creating a new file system. Overall I’m fairly happy with the results the file system itself is easy to use and it is set up in such a way adding new folders has been an easy job. My wife even likes the system and realized we were missing a few folders, which helped clean up some of her paperwork piles.
Yet even as I still struggle to clean up my previous ‘To File’ pile I feel better about everything. I’m no longer nervous about seeing that pile, but rather determined. I will finish cleaning this pile up and then I will be done the majority of the work on the system. After that all we have to do is keep up with the incoming paperwork.
I’ve also finished switching my water bill over to auto payment, so now all my monthly bills come up of my account with no action by me. It rather freeing to realize I can leave my house at any time and it doesn’t matter for how long, since all my bills will be paid for me regardless of I’m there to open them.
The only items I’ve failed to complete were switching over my power and natural gas bills to electronic versions. Yet I don’t feel entirely bad about that. I’m got a bit a snow bank in front of one of my meters and I’m been putting off moving it aside so I can read my meter number and setup the accounts.
So in the end this project really isn’t over. It will continue for some time, changing and evolving to our current needs as required. Yet it did accomplish one major thing that I really wanted. I’ve changed how I view my paperwork. I don’t hate my paperwork anymore, rather now it’s just something that need to be done.
Thanks for following along during this project everyone. Your support and feedback really helped me get my butt in gear to deal with this.