Today was that day.
I have a real fear of paperwork. It isn't the forms, per se. It's the sitting down and sorting through a bazillion sheets of paper to find all the supporting documents. Let's just say that I am not the most organized person. Let's also say that my home health aid that comes in weekly to help out, she is a piler. She piles the papers up here and there, and I don't know what is in the piles because she piled them and I didn't. So... it is disorganization plus around here.
Now, I recently went through all the paperwork and threw out all the old bills from 2004 that I really didn't need. And I filed away much of the paperwork very neatly in those accordian folders. I was quite thorough. Except for one thing. I never labeled the folders so I have no idea of what is in each one, meaning that I have to paw through them to find anything.
I have file cabinets. Three of them. I don't use them because I have some weird anti-filing gene and I tend to lose ANYTHING that is placed in a file cabinet. Instead I use those big cheapo plastic see-thru boxes with lids. For some reason, those are easier for me to deal with, knowing that every box contains a different subject matter. There's one for school, one for bills, one for my client's paperwork, one for household crap like user manuals for the vacuum cleaner, and one for medical stuff. That one is especially messy as there are three of us and one box and OMG, I am such a procrastinating idiot when it comes to filing.
I had quite a few different forms to get out there. Like way more than I ever thought would pile up. I got 3 done. But those three were the big ones and they took the most time. Tomorrow I'll work on the next couple, and I'll get them all done by next week.
Just in time to do all the school forms in Sept when we go back.
Does anyone else just reel on the first day of school when the kids come home with those packets of health forms and all the other stuff we have to sign? Every year the same information. I hate those. For some reason, our school system has 3 separate health cards that contain the exact same information but need to each be filled out separately. Love those!
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