Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Organizing Challenge Week 5! Organize your personal information.

We did it! We made it past the point where "we" quit last time! Hooray! Jump up and down with me.

Ok, I'm not really jumping up and down. I'm sitting on the floor huddled under a blanket with Yoshi because it's COLD around here.

Before I get to week 5, which is all about organizing your personal information, a quick recap of week 4.

Week 4 was all about organizing your priorities. The first thing I did was sit down and list out my top 10 priorities. Here they are in no particular order:

Marriage/N
Kids
Mom
H family (N's family)
Friends
Home
Career
Stability
Education
My Animals

One thing I didn't put on the list, but is in the back of my mind is myself. I know I need to make more of an effort to make time for myself, especially as a stay-at-home-mom, so I'm going to be adding that to my list. But I'm going to work on having one thing each month to focus on each of my priorities.

Now. Week 5.

This week we switch gears and we start really focusing on our papers. All those pieces of trees that are floating around our homes. The first week is to organize your personal information.

One thing N and I have been meaning to do for ages is buy a fireproof lock box. So this week, that is my first goal. To order a fireproof lock box so I can get rolling on my paper organization and have a place to put our social security cards, passports, birth and marriage certificates, the deed to our house and cars, and our financial information.

Another thing we've been meaning to do is make a household inventory list, should something ever happen to our house. That's on my to-do list as well.

The last thing we've been meaning to do is make a will. Especially now that we have children, it's important that we do this. So this week we start.

What papers do you have to organize? Do you have a lock box? Any recommendations?

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