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Yet Another Reason To Get Organized

January 20th, 2009 No comments

Here is a tangible, clear, example of losing money by being disorganized.  A check for ten dollars that we found while cleaning and getting rid of clutter.  It was written to us almost four years ago.  Obviously, that ten dollars isn’t the end of the world, but to me, it’s a miserable waste.  I would pick up a quarter off the ground if I found it, not walk by it; why did we leave this just lay?  That’s three or four gallons of milk, or enough gas to get me to work and back for a day.

And all because we were too lazy to have any organization.  At least now we have a desk and file folders to keep papers and records in a loose format, and I’m trying to make as many of our bills paperless as possible (and attaching them in Quicken when I can.  Does anybody else do this?)  And the ten dollar acrylic paper holder I agonized over buying seems to be paying off.  If I can just decide where the rest of the in-between stuff goes.  If I had another ten bucks, I could buy another organizer…