Declutter the Filing Cabinet

Here’s a friendly reminder to declutter your filing cabinet!

So I had a few “minutes” to spare today.  Why not declutter something, since I need to catch up to Melinda @

I went to the filing cabinet and decided to tackle a small section of work-related papers.  I pulled out this pile of stuff I hope I never need again!  (Sure hope I don’t change grade levels before I retire!)


There are 165 double-sided pieces of paper and an unknown number of single-sided.  I think it is probably close to 300 because the single-sided pile is about twice the size of the double-sided stack after sorting.  The double-sided are going into the recycle bin.  The single-sided are going into the scratch paper reuse pile.

165 items gone from our house!!

Weird Shopping Realization Today

Several years ago:  I have an hour before the hair salon opens while out doing errands.  It is in Target shopping center.  No worries – I’ll spend an hour in Target.  I’ll have to limit how much time I spend hahaha right!

Today:  I have an hour before the hair salon opens.  Silly me thought they opened at 9 but it is actually 10.  It is in Target shopping center.  No worries – I’ll spend an hour in Target – but it was!  I had a few things to pick up at Target (laundry detergent and dental floss)  Picked up what was needed, looked at my phone clock and it was 9:10.  So now what do I do for 45 minutes???  I wandered around for about 15 minutes, didn’t see anything that “sparked joy” in my loop around the store and said to myself “I’m going to pay and go outside and enjoy the sunshine and warm weather.”  By the way, it was in the mid 80’s here today.

I didn’t realize how much my shopping habits have changed until today.  I knew I wasn’t shopping as often, but this was a really weird experience!  Instead of wandering longer in the store (and spending on unnecessary items), I went outside and enjoyed the sun and warmth!  And “reduced” the amount entering our home!


Global Food Waste

The World Economic Forum 2016 met in Switzerland this week (Jan 20-23) to discuss a variety of topics.  Their mission: “Our activities are shaped by a unique institutional culture founded on the stakeholder theory, which asserts that an organization is accountable to all parts of society.” (Bold ours)

One topic of interest in the Global Agenda category is what author Rosamond Hutt believes are the 10 biggest global challenge we will face.  Her first one is global food waste.    Original article link:  What are the 10 biggest global challenges?

“Agriculture sectors will have to become more productive by adopting efficient business models and forging public-private partnerships. And they need to become sustainable by reducing greenhouse gas emissions, water use and waste.

The risks if we fail? Malnutrition, hunger and even conflict.”

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