Begins by purging records.
A lot of records.
College transcripts and papers. Check stubs from jobs so old the companies haven’t been around for 10 years. Receipts for stuff I hardly remember buying.
It’s just been easier to store it out of the way down in the basement than deal with it.
However - with deciding to take our trip we want to leave as little stuff in the house as possible while we’re gone - especially potentially sensitive records. So - tonight we began the long and tedious process of purging the paper. While at first I thought we would shred it all ourselves, 5 minutes into the job our little lightweight paper shredder decided it’d had quite enough, thank you - so next week I’ll look into dropping off our purged pile at a shredding service.
In the meantime, my kids are having fun reading my attempts at fiction and poetry back in college….