My Binder Is My Best Friend
Image via Wikipedia I have discussed organizing and some time management tips, but have I…
Getting ready to get organized was part of my first post where I share tips on where to start. One thing I struggle with in regards to organization is how long to keep items on file. For example, I don’t even know how long you are suppose to keep your Tax Paperwork, I thought three years, but I honestly have every year I have ever filed on hand. I took some time to look up the rules behind how long you should keep records on file to assist you in your organizational efforts, since part of being organized is clearing up the clutter. I used to keep my car insurance premium payments on file for years and then I realized I pay the premium from my checking account so really all I need to have on file is the actual insurance policy not all the premium payment receipts! That cleared up a nice amount of space in my file box!
So what do you keep on file? How long to keep those items on file for? I would love to hear your tips and what you have learned through out the years of your life.