I am working on de-clutter and organization and have made lots of progress and gotten rid of TONS of stuff...however these are all skills I've had to cultivate/work on and do not come naturally to me. One area that I am procrastinating on is my home office though. How long do I need to keep old bills? I am thinking of some years as I used to have to pay my ex alimony and may need to prove my financials...hence I have such a messy folder full of bills...what's the best way to organize, I was thinking of an accordian folder, with a slot for each month and a new one for each year? I also work from home and so my work stuff is all in there. I am pretty organized on that front but would like it to look nicer...I need things to be readily available so I have a lot of standing file folders...then there's a lot of "b-level" less important stuff that I need to print out and save but rarely access...I am thinking maybe I can file that away under my two big work tables? I am on a budget so those are just milk crate files with hanging file folders...none too pretty but not sure what else I can do. I appreciate any office/paper organization tips.
Thanks so much in advance,