The purging of all unneeded things continues in our house as we prepare to put our house on the market. Saturday was shredding day for me and garage cleaning day for my husband. At least I had air conditioning.
I came across other things, though. Interesting reminders. For example I saw a perspective on the economy. In 1985, we paid $200 more for our mortgage than we do now. That was two houses ago! And we haven't downsized. Interest rates in the '80s were quite high. I discovered that though I thought my washing machine was about 12 years old when I traded it in for an HE model in 2010. Actually, it was 17 years old. Got my money's worth out of that sucker!
My trip down memory lane would have been fine if I'd remembered how monotonous shredding is. The memories were good for the most part, but I am glad it's done. Now we have plenty of packing material.
How do you manage all those pieces of paper that can't be thrown away? Do you shred as you go--or wait 30 years? :-)