I guess I'm somewhat 'old school' about paper. There are bills, receipts, even calendars from years past stored in our house and at our business. There's even more at the shop because we need to keep records of previous employees, finished projects (in case we need to repeat them), government filings and so on.
The solution is simple. Time to toss out the old stubs. I go through each and every folder, taking out stubs from the year 2013 and older. I keep the mortgage receipts for slightly longer, just in case. Some of the stubs date as far back as 2008! I suppose it's been awhile since I've had to empty it out.
|WOW -> 5" of paper|
All together I had 64 pounds of paper to shred. Now that is worth the trip to the shredding company. They charge 79 cents per pound. Such a bargain, in my opinion. I can't imagine how much time it would have taken to manually shred all of that.