Monday, November 03, 2008
I'm A Saver
I confess. I'm a saver. Why is it so hard for me to get rid of things?
My boss asked me to look for whatever file cabinet receipts I'd saved, because he wanted to order some new ones. He was surprised when I pulled out one from 1989 and another from 1994. The guarantees had long since expired.
I suscribe to magazines, put them aside, forget to look at them, but vow that some day I will, especially the ones about writing. I print out stuff from e-mails and websites about promo or writing, but can't always find it when I need it.
My inbox is filled with unopened messages. The ones I have opened, I usually keep. I thought that's how most people did it, but then I learned that a lot of people delete their messages after they've read them. How strange.
The Sunday paper is always a challenge. Not so much the part with the news, since I barely glance at that. It's all the ads that I have to go through and decide if I feel like buying any of the products, or maybe keeping the ads to compare prices later for when I actually will do my buying.
I do have a bright pink clothlike container with a neat zipper and two brass handles on the side which I got from Kohls. That's my dumping ground for all my writing receipts to save for the IRS each year. It can hold a lot, but it's surprising how many receipts I accumulate to go in there.
My regular purchase receipts I put in a rubbermaid drawer thingee.
In a way I'm organized, but not really. It doesn't come naturally. How could it, when I'm a saver?
What about you? Are you a saver? Or not?