I’m knee deep in receipts and paper piles this week while I’m tackling a major filing cabinet makeover. Translation: I am going from accordion files to a grown up file cabinet. My biggest struggle has been trying to decide how long to keep some of this stuff. I’ve operated on a keep almost everything mindset and while that seems to be sort of right, there are some papers that I can toss with confidence. I made a little cheat sheet to help me through the sorting and since I don’t have anything but piles of papers to show you, I thought I’d share a free printable if you have this overwhelming project on your list too. Enjoy!
You can also grab a coordinating printable for your paper filing pleasure – the File It FREE printable – get your ideas for filing on paper first in these six categories and then start filing! If you go to this post you’ll also see how I finally updated my filing cabinet too.