Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Machesney Park, Illinois
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My husband insists we need to keep this stuff for seven years. I have never once had to go back to find anything, but to make him happy, I have come up with a manageable system that doesn't take up too much time or room!
Each bill gets put in a little box next to my computer (I pay everything online through my bank) and pay whatever is due next each week when dh gets paid. I write on the bill how much was paid & the date, then put it in a hanging file in the desk drawer. Each company has its own hanging file - medical bills, phone, water, etc.
Every Christmas, I save a shirt box and in January I gather up all the bills from the previous year and place them in the box, tape it up and label it with the year. Then I take it to the basement and add the new box to the little pile and remove the oldest box. I then shred all evidence of the papers I bothered to save for seven years!
(This goes for checks, medical, bills, insurance papers, etc.)
Jennifer :, blessed wife to M since 4/00 and joyful mother of ds M 6/03, dd L 2/06 and ds O 3/10.
Now waiting on a surprise blessing: edd 4/23/15!