What paperwork do you keep and what do you throw?
by Louise D'Allura on May 6th, 2013

I'm often asked what paperwork needs to be kept and what can be tossed.  Of course it depends on the nature of the paperwork!

But, to help you get started, here is a list of questions to start with when you're 'weeding' to help you distinguish between what's worth saving and what you don't need.

• Do you need to keep it for legal or tax purposes? (always ask your ACCOUNTANT/ ATO!)
• How long has it been since you looked at it/ referred to it?
• Is it likely you will be using it in the near future (not just some day...)
• Do you REALLY have the TIME to do anything with this information (this includes do you have time to read it/ act on it)?
• Can you get this info by doing a quick internet search/ is it on your computer?
• Would your work be affected if you didn't have this paperwork?

What other questions do you ask yourself when you're going through your paperwork?
Put in your questions below and share with the other Revampers!

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