Yippee!! `I have finally caught up on my household filing... to the best of my abilities. For the last few years I have put any paperwork, that I thought should be kept, into a carrier bag and stored them like that. I knew if I needed something out of it, the worst I would have to do is sift through it all. I think I unnecessarily kept a lot of things because I wasn't happy putting them in the bin whole, and since we acquired an electric shredder to replace the small hand-cranked one, I can now deal with them effectively.
I have a huge pile of papers on the floor for shredding, and a couple of things that need attention, but otherwise everything is neatly filed and easily accessible if needed. Phew!!