I started my decluttering rampage four years ago, although it soon fizzled out into more like a ramble. Then I slowed to an amble and eventually it became a shambles. Rather like the story of Brexit.
Take the example of bank statements which I blogged about 4 years ago on Christmas Day! ( You can find it by clicking on the Archive for December 2016) Maybe I didn’t get any presents that year ?
I thought I had sorted all the bank paperwork once and for all and saved another Amazon forest, but I was sadly mistaken. I declined to bank on line so the bank statements kept coming and coming and coming. Now Prime Minister Bodj is having to spend billions of pounds planting trees to combat climate change and it is all my fault !
I didn’t mean to do it. I have even reluctantly started to use contactless cards, which means I quickly lose track of how much money I have spent. That’s why I still need the bank statements !
So here I am 4 years on still getting bank statements in the post every month. I need a new plan :-
- I could spend all my money and have a big Christmas blow out.
- I could even over spend, max out my credit cards and almost go bankrupt, That would seem to be Bodj’s approach. Certainly there would come a point when I would get no more bank statements !
- Another option would be to withdraw my money, stuff it under a mattress and close the account.
Decluttering bank statements is becoming a Christmas tradition, A bit like mince pies and games of Monopoly.
🎄 Happy Christmas 🎄