WORK IN PROGRESS!
Yep, we've been tackling four HUGE boxes and a tableful of old papers this week.
Apperently we felt it necessary to keep all leaflets pertaining to pregnancy fitness classes, politician gumph, supermarket specials and random nonsense as far back as 2002.
There were cards for people we couldn't remember, there were card to people we don't know and we have no idea how we got them. Years upon years of utility bills, un-opened statements and marketing gumph, instruction manuals for things that have long since bitten the dust and a whole lot of spider skins, dead cockroaches and sleeping millipedes. Nice!
Some of the spider skins were extremeley impressive but I wasn't allowed to keep them :-(
Only one box was mine and from that I've only kept a small folder of tax related stuff and a small folder of immigration related stuff.
Three boxes, two full drawers and a big bag full were my other-half's and, looking deeply pained as if he was pulling his toe-nails out one-by-one he managed to cull that down to one box. Very well done for Mr Hoarder Extra-Ordinaire!
What remains is divided into that which can go straight in the recycle bin and that which must be shredded first.
We don't have a shredder and I don't see the point in getting one (since the affordable one's can run for about 2 to 3 minutes then need to cool down for 40) so I am waiting for a cold day to bung them all in the heater and set fire to the lot of them. Not the best solution I know.