How to Stop the Paper Trail – Guidelines

As we’re knee-deep in receipts this week, I thought it would be helpful to do a little Pinterest round-up of paper guidelines that I’ve found around the web.
Here goes:
This is a great at-a-glance visual for quick refererence from Storables


Good Housekeeping suggests specifics for where to keep important documents – great things to consider like an emergency file:


The Wall Street Journal details 25 documents that we should all have in a handy place just in case


I love this pretty graphic from Just Organize Your – this is for the indecisive visual learner (me):



Any other paper purging guidelines you’ve discovered?  How’s your receipt-wrangling coming along?
See you back here tomorrow with my new receipt system!

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  1. Wow, that is a lot of great guidelines. Thanks for posting those for us.

  2. Already printed it and posted on my wall!


  3. Already printed it and posted on my wall!


  4. Thanks so much for putting these together! This post came at the perfect time as I’ve been filing all of our paperwork after a big move. 🙂 So helpful!

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