Papers: Week 2 - Keep or Toss?

Tax season is over, but you still have piles of papers.  It happens.  

Last week I mentioned using Scannable.  This week, I'd like to give you an exercise to do.

Your goal each day this week is to grab one overstuffed file folder, set the timer for 5 minutes, and toss like a crazy person.  

Have bags for recycling, trash and shredding next to you so you don't have to get up. 

Most people are great at discarding papers they don't need, they just don't schedule the time to do it.  So here it is. 5 minutes. Anyone can schedule 5 minutes for anything, even you, Ms. Busy.  

As for taxes, the "keep your tax documents for 7 years" mantra is not entirely true. The IRS and H&R Block summarize it nicely. Chances are, you can discard a lot more than you think. However, I must tell you to consult your tax professional when discarding tax related documents.  They are the experts, not me. ;-)

 

Food: Week 3 - "Go To" Meals

Food: Week 3 - "Go To" Meals

Sometimes it's just been a long week.  Sorry for the lack of posts.  :)

So this is going to be a quickie.  

Having 3 or 4 meals that please everyone and take minimal thought and effort....that's been key for us.  JT comes home late, and I come home tired.  7 course meals aren't gonna happen.

We usually have pasta, Indian Fare from Trader Joe's, some manner of beans, rice and salad, and "oh shit, it's gonna go bad" food at least once a week. 

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