I think the general rule is utilities, etc, for a year, taxes forever?, bank statements for 7 years, tax receipts for 7 years, toss everything else?
I don't save utility statements, I don't even save bank statements because I was drowning in paper and can look it up online
I only have our taxes from last year and this year
LOL I'm not one to take my own advice, though it has burnt me in the butt a few times.
To file I use 1-1/2 inch binders you can get at Wally world for like 50 cents. I have one for each of theseHouse
/mortgage/home insuranceTax receipts
; Home improvement receipts, work related expences (everything! Clothes, tools, printer ink, etc), medical receipts, charity receipts. Eventually the 1099s and W4s,Car stuff
; Title, registration, repair receipts I might need, DMV stuff, insurance stuff
sectioned by bank or a separate one for each bank (as admitted above, I don't do this any more, but it is handy)Pets
; vet bills, medication information, registration information if needed, training info.Work
; dividers between DH's and mine because there isn't a whole lot, but resumes, company handbooks, signed stuff for when we started the job, timecards (we don't save those), paycheck stubs (don't save those either, but should)