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I FINALLY got my snail mail inbox to zero

July 26th, 2010 at 02:04 am

What a relief! I may as well go ahead and admit this - I found $1000 of Flexible Spending checks in there. I guess I thought they were just EOB forms. BAD Ralph! I am such a dweeb! Anyway, it took almost all day, but it was a good way to hang out in the AC and get some long overdue work done.

So now I am ready for the long haul, to KEEP the darn thing at zero. I do of course still have a "hold" bin, but at least now I know there is nothing but filing and low priority stuff in there. Of course my files also filled up again, so I expanded into another plastic container, and man, is it ever nice to have a working file system again. Up until today, I stacked the overflow on TOP of the main set of folders, so it was too painful to move the stuff to file. Now it is all clear and ready to use.

I got in the mood because I cleaned up at work Friday and that also felt great. And that was prompted by my memory of a guy at work asking for something, and as I pulled it out of one of my slovenly desk stacks, he asked - "I wonder what else is in there?".

A word to the wise... Smile

3 Responses to “I FINALLY got my snail mail inbox to zero”

  1. NJDebbie Says:

    You found $1k worth of checks in your snail mail inbox? I'd say / woo hoo for you! Congrats! Good job clearing that mail box.

  2. Ralph Says:

    Yes, I am so embarrassed and horrified that they may have gotten lost. I have lost money before by letting checks expire, thankfully usually very small ones. I told ya' I needed this place!!!!

    Thanks for the congrats - I feel unbelievably good about it! Woohoo!

  3. sagegirl Says:

    This was an ongoing issue with me for years. I finally started opening the mail every day over the trash can and recycle bin. Toss what you don't need and file and shred as you go. No more piles for me :-)

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