Organizing on the Road

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I had to pay bills the other day.


I thought I’d take the opportunity to answer the thousands* of emails I get asking me how I’m hauling my stuff around on this adventure.

Here is my bill paying kit:

That’s it. A storage box and an file folder box thingy. It’s amazing, actually. I used to have a whole filing cabinet full of crap, but before we left I found a professional shredding service and got rid of a TON of useless paper. Convincing myself I could get by on fewer Sharpies was harder.

I love Sharpies, man.

Envelopes, Stapler, Checkbook, Calculator….

Also inside the box are MORE boxes!

‘Cause that’s how I roll. All the components of my life are neatly packed into little boxes, then those boxes are placed into bigger boxes, and then finally, into one last large heavy-duty plastic trunk.

Like a set of matryoshka dolls.

Except less pretty (which I say with complete insincerity, because to me organization IS beautiful).

Places for my beloved Sharpies, Scotch Tape, Pencils…

And little hockey pucks full of other random treats. I love the little hockey pucks. And little flag post-its. I buy them compulsively.

There you have it! An entire office in one little box.

The best part is that when I am finished with it, I get to put it away (in yet another box) and avoid thinking about it for a while.

What else would you like to know?

* thousands being the number of emails I get in the rich world of my imagination, wherein you are all absolutely burning with curiosity about the details of my life and I graciously bestow my wisdom, whilst remaining modest and awesome.