If you have ever had to clean out the entire contents of your childhood home after both of your parents have passed on, you might know what I am talking about here.
I have vowed that I will not leave such a task behind for my daughter to take care of. So I purge, and I purge, and I purge after I have purged. And guess what? I just ran across all those newspaper clippings my mother saved. How did I end up with those??
My mother saved every card, every newspaper clipping, and every cancelled check since they were married. And I think I have become my mother. Maybe even my grandmother. I was looking through my recipe book today and started to notice all these little recipe clippings from magazines and newspapers tucked here and there. That did it!
Now I have to rummage through the dark bowels of my husbands garage for the industrial strength shredder oil. The maintenance manual says to use it every 1000 pieces of paper you shred. Are they kidding me? I hit 1,000 pieces in the first 30 minutes of purging today alone.
Ok, back to shredding. I at least want to get through the year 1985 before I go to bed tonight.
I feel like a horder. :(
So? How long do you hold on to papers?