About 15 years ago, I remember reading that in the future, the widespread use of computers would create a “paperless society.”
I’m just curious about when, exactly, this will finally happen? Because this is what happens when I ignore the mail and school papers, and let them pile up for a week.
Just a week. That is all.
So, it seems to me that computers have actually created more paper, because C’MON!
One week. That is all.
I’ve been so obsessed with cleaning and decluttering lately that I neglected my normal mail processing routines, and now I must pay the price. Actually, I’ve paid the price a couple times in the last week because I had to deal with minor emergencies, which I didn’t realize were emergencies, because I hadn’t opened the mail.
I know people who live like this from day to day. I’ve been in their houses, where huge stacks of unopened mail sit, untouched, on counters, and tables, and other flat surfaces. These people have more guts than me, because unopened mail causes me sleepless nights of stewing and fretting about potentially time-sensitive information, which I may be failing to deal with, and for which there may be serious consequences.
I can’t stand it.
Today, I plan to put my recycling bin and filing system to good use so I can stop worrying. If you’re a habitual piler, and would like to be a filer, you can read all about my filing system here.
OK….I’m going to deal with the paper pile now. Here I go.
Yep, I’m finally going to do it! I’m going right now.
I really should drink a cup of coffee first though. Also, it’s difficult to concentrate until you eat a good breakfast, so I probably should do that too. Plus my feet are cold, so I really should get properly dressed.
But then I am totally going to deal with the paper pile. I really am.