I am a record keeper. I keep calendars as part of my daily work. I can tell you how many shows I’m working, who is where and when they’re supposed to be there and how much money they’re making. I also keep a daily work journal, which I call a Daily Book. The Daily Book helps me track progress on projects, helps me keep ideas in one place and also doubles as my incoming call log. Each night when I close my office, I write my to do list for the next morning in the Daily Book.
I have a problem letting go of my calendars and Daily Books. I always feel like I will need some piece of information hidden deep in the crevices of one of them from three years ago.
I realized this weekend, this constant parade of paper was its own brand of clutter.
I set aside two hours and carefully went through my old Daily Books to glean any information I might need. I found VERY little info that I really needed. And nothing that I could not have lived without.
I then tore out the pages in the old Daily Books and shredded them to make paper mulch for the garden.
And I do feel better.
Do you have a paper problem? I’d love to hear about it. That way, I know I’m not alone! Maybe we could form a support group!