Hello again everyone! I’m back with a small update on my re-organization efforts.
Here is a picture that I just took about 5 minutes ago:
I know this may not look very organized and, to be honest, it isn’t! It is, however, a good start! If you compare it to the picture posted earlier, you will notice that my old PC tower and monitor are gone and they have been replaced with my laptop and scanner! You’ll also notice that I have now loaded the bookshelf down with “stuff”!
The reason this is a good thing is because those 3 binders on the second shelf from the top are actually organized! The first one is for Birth Records, the second one is for Marriages and the third one is for Death Records. They are all arranged alphabetically. This is way different than what I used to do! I used to try to make it read like a story line, from oldest to newest. That is an extremely hard system to keep up with! Anytime I found something new, I had to figure out how to insert it into the story line and occasionally I would end up having to add another binder because the one I was trying to use was full! I am hoping that filing them alphabetically will make a difference in that!
I guess the best part about this is that for the first time in almost 4 years I now have my papers unpacked and I am sorting through them. What I have done so far is just for my Forbes line! I still have tons of work to do but the part that has me excited is that I have made a start and I now have space to do what needs to be done!
I look forward to updating you all more in the near future!
Have a great week everyone,