Papers are one of the most difficult things to sort.  How long do you keep documents for?

What is the best way to organize or file them? How do I even START the process?

I will answer these questions and more in today’s podcast and I will also touch on why a fire proof, waterproof safe is an investment you need to make.

Key Takeaways To Tune In For:

  • [00:45] Paperwork in general is a problem for a lot of people. Especially where I live, in Israel, it is essential to keep all papers for a longer time than in most countries. 
  • [03:25] I suggest having a digital copy of any important papers so that you can easily send a digital copy of any medical documents to any doctor more easily, and in case something happens, you always have a backup. 
  • [03:34] In general a notebook or an accordion folder is very helpful for keeping all documents you may need on a regular basis in one spot and organized by the “type of document” category.
  • [05:20] In relation to documents not related to health, it is worthwhile to go through these documents every once and a while to get rid of what you don’t need to hold onto. For example, after 7 years you can get rid of US tax information, but of course, this depends on what your documents are. 
  • [05:46] If you’re in doubt whether or not to keep a paper, make a digital copy for yourself.
  • [07:45] The Great Paper Purge
  • [14:16] It is SO important to have a fireproof, waterproof safe to store all your important documents that are difficult or impossible to replace ie birth certificates, passports, a deed of a house. 
  • [20:48] If sorting papers is holding you up, I suggest you designate 1 hour every day for as long as you need to go through all the papers and make sure that the papers are kept in an organized way.

Looking to get your papers under control? Check out my Great Paper Purge to get decluttered and organize your important papers!

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