Sometimes in life we get lazy about stuff. We don’t pay this or don’t do our taxes, for say a year or two. Things start to slide and then all of a sudden the house is a mess and nothing is working as well as it could be. Life gets bogged down in the things there are to be done. The too hard basket topples over and spills itself over us. Then it’s time. For a clean up. A clean out. A ticking off of that list like our lives are depending on it.

Because it sort of does.

Our peace of mind does anyway.

Do you find that?

So this weekend we were to work and get our taxes done. Finalises some paperwork to hand Hubby’s business over to a book-keeper and chase up some unpaid invoices. We were cleaning our financial house and in doing so, the office came out looking sparkly clean and we bonded a little. Over our collective grown up’ness. About how successfully we are managing to pull off this thing called life. High five us.

So now we enter a new week, with him off to a major job north of town and me to Melbourne to soak up some ProBlogger goodness.

And for once, we’re READY.

  • My life has been bogged down in mess (literally) since i returned from samoa sick…. today im finally getting my arse into gear and tidying up my room and unpacked suitcases so i can stop feeling like everything is out of control – organisation really is the key to reliving stress 🙂 xx

    • I hear you lady. Hope you’re feeling a little less weighed down this evening.

  • I’ve learnt my husband and I both like to create piles of ‘stuff’. I just spent the morning tidying up and throwing out ‘stuff’ we didn’t need any more. Always feels (& looks) so much better. Although to be honest that was in procrastination of getting my tax paperwork together for my husband, the Accountant, to do. Not many can say they sleep with their Accountant. I can *giggles*.

    • Oh the piles of stuff. I hate them! It happens around here too and there is nothing better than that moment when you’ve gone through them all and tossed the rubbish. LOVE.

      If I slept with my accountant I would have all sorts of explaining to do. But I’m sure it is SUPER motivational {normally} to finalise your return. 😛

  • river

    Most of my paperwork stuff is taken care of on a daily basis as bills and letters etc are brought in, set on the dining table and taken care of after dinner, in that half hour between eating and washing the dishes. Other stuff like notes I’ve made for shopping lists, notes for the blog, lists of songs to add to the ipod, which books to add to the kindle, crosswords in progress, all those just get piled up and I go through them on Friday nights, tossing out the completed ones, the ones I no longer care about…..I like to keep my life simple and being organised about the paperwork is key to this. I NEVER ignore my taxes.

    • We were on SUCH a roll up until these ones, we’d been attending every year, paperwork in order and then the first year slipped, then the next and the next. Damn it! After this weekend we think we are ready to submit two years {the last only remaining} but we’ll see if the accountant needs any more stuff. He usually does.

      Good idea about the filing! We need this, I think.