My system is called "numbers will work" which includes a workbook and document box that will take you thru your first 5 generations. You will learn how to clean up the "stuff" you have accumulated over the years and allow you to know what you have done and what you still need to do. Take a look and see what you think.
Saturday, August 6, 2011
We are the Clean Up Generation
This is the motto I use for Organizing my Family Records. Isn't it Pretty?
What it has to say is very true, especially to the "Oldies but Goodies" Generation that I happen to be in.
You know, the ones who didn't grow up with the computer. The ones of us who would keep everything we found in a folder, binder, box, or whatever we could dream up to save for posterity.
Well, the trouble is that we have so much "Stuff" that we have been saving for years that we don't know what to do with it anymore.
We can't remember what we have or where we put it and are discovering very quickly that our children, etc. are not going to keep our treasures anymore anyway because we are in the computer age and they don't want to be bothered with all of this disorganized "Stuff" of ours so two things will happen.
1. They will feel guilty about throwing it out when we are gone because we threatened them that we would haunt them if they did, so they will just put it up in the attic or basement or someplace and forget about it or,
2. They will just throw it out because they know they can start over with the modern "paperless" trail and they don't have time anyway to go through boxes of unorganized "Stuff".
NOW, I am going to let you think about all this new information I have presented to you this morning and THEN I will post my next picture of what you will learn if you take my Organizing Course. It will eliminate all this "Stuff" and put it together in such a way that your children will praise you because they will be able see all the time and effort you have put into your work over the years and it will make sense to them. They will see pictures, and documents, and histories of people they never knew they were related to before. Now, Isn't that an exciting thought??????