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Paperwork help! What to do with bills and payslips!

(8 Posts)
lunavix Sat 26-Mar-05 16:25:51

Sorting out my tons of paperwork, and I have bills, bank statements, payslips, receipts... dating back years!!!!!

How long should I keep all this stuff?
And what if you close an account or stop using a utility provider?

lunavix Sat 26-Mar-05 17:16:41

bump help!!!!!!

Snugs Sat 26-Mar-05 17:23:08

I keep bank statements 1 yr, bills 2 years, payslips 3 years, P60's and other IR stuff, 7 years.

But I am a bit obsessive with paperwork so that might be a bit excessive.

redsky Sat 26-Mar-05 17:25:00

I employed an expert office declutterer! In 2 days she transformed our home office and set up a really workable filing system, and helped us sort out what had to be kept. Want to know more?

suedonim Sat 26-Mar-05 21:42:04

Yes, Redsky!! How much do they charge? And where do I find one? from under an avalanche of paperwork.

redsky Sun 27-Mar-05 11:31:49

I googled 'office declutter' and came up with a girl in South London. She happily came out to us on Surrey/hants border. Initial assessment was free then £200 per day. She worked very quickly and efficiently, stopping only briefly for lunch. Very professional attitude and service - well worth the money IMO.

suedonim Sun 27-Mar-05 23:40:22

Thanks!! I've done quite a bit of filing myself today - in File 13!

SueW Mon 28-Mar-05 00:21:04

Is that the Round File (which has now been replaced by the shredder)?

I wanted a stationery spike until I realised I'd need an series of them and that would increase my risk of falling on top of one and dying!!! One for household receipts; one for my expenses; one for DH's, etc. It gets too complicated.

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