2015 Minimalist Challenge: File Cabinet/Crib

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This is my second area of my 2015 Minimalist Challenge. Last time, I went through my bookshelf, and this time I started on my file cabinet/crib.

 

My file crib/cabinet thing. I’m actually not sure what this is, but I’ve had it for a long time. It used to be a crib or cage for my baby dolls or stuffed animals. Then somewhere down the line, I had so many papers that I need a file cabinet and my mother wouldn’t get me one. So, as the lazy DIYer that I am, I make shifted one out of this object. Reduce, reuse and recycle, right?

Before, I moved to my apartment, I already had conducted a paper purge. I found that I kept every single home work, classroom assignment and class notes since 5th grade. 5th grade! It had been more than 9 years since I’ve been in 5th grade. I recycled mountains of paperwork. And, I made a dent. At this point, all my paperwork is in the crib, chest or in various places (mail tends to float everywhere).

My goal for this challenge is to have all my papers fit into an accordion folder. Let’s see if I can do it!

//This post is part of a series that I did in 2015. I challenged myself to declutter a different spot in my living space every two weeks and document it with a video. You can see the rest of the posts by clicking this link.// 

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