General Mannerheim wrote:
Just wondered how organised folk are when it comes to storing/filing important bits of paper at home such as bank statements, utility bills, tax forms, etc etc
we have a desk drawer that holds suspension files that were organised once, but nowadays we just seem to fill a Blackburn drawer up with papers then periodically sifter through, put some back in the drawer and destroy the rest - then let it mount up again.
ive got it on me that i want to be fully organised in future, were throwing out the old desk but gonna steal some binders & box files from work and get sorted - just wondered what is normally kept hold of in this day and age of internet banking and identity theft etc?
I have all my important stuff - (including my will and insurance papers) in a fireproof box... it makes sense for obvious reasons..
if you have a house fire - you don't want all your insurance details burnt to a crisp along with your passport and your Will....
I keep bank statements for 2 years - not sure why!! - and P60s and wage slips (for tax purposes)
also - obviously - MOT cert. / car & bike registration documents
passports and E111s
insurance documentation - house, car, bike, dog, life
the kids' financial information and university loan stuff on their behalf
all in the fireproof box which has suspension files in it.
the missus keeps all of her stuff in a big pile under her desk where the dog sleeps!