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Paperwork - when is it safe to shred it?

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amillionyears Sat 27-Oct-12 13:48:53

Business paperwork seems to be needed to be kept for 7 years?

But what about private household paperwork.
Is it safe to shred that after say 2 years?
eg bank statements,credit card statements,insurance documents etc

SlightlySuperiorPeasant Sat 27-Oct-12 18:01:45

I scan and shred once a month immediately. I can't bear having paperwork all over the house.

amillionyears Sat 27-Oct-12 18:21:37

Dont know how to scan.
Does that mean everything is stored on computer,and for how long?
I get antsy about that too -to keep or not to keep in my inbox.

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