31 Days To Clutter Free / Day 11 – To Shred or Not To Shred

Day 11 – Yipee Skipee! 

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During my quest to clean out the closet I made the big mistake of looking under my bed.  Guess what I saw?  Not wood (joke, LOL)  Shamelessly I found a little bit of dust, a comforter that was too big for the linen closet, dumbbells (another day, another post) and 30 years of IRS forms.  You heard me, 30 years of IRS forms!

Today’s post…Shredding documents, when and when not to.

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Here’s what I found with a quick internet search…

  • Definitely shred all the miscellaneous credit card applications that come in the mail.  I also get a bit anal and I even shred the envelope if it has my name on it
  • Anything with your name on it that is no longer active such as old passports, drivers license, Costco card, credit card, etc

Here’s some great information from Bankrate.com

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From Utah State U

KEEP FOREVER and store in  a safe deposit box at the bank or a fireproof box in your home.

• Your will (have a back-up copy filed with
your attorney).
• Birth and death certificates, marriage licenses, prenuptial agreements, alimony
and child-custody agreements, divorce decrees, adoption papers, military records,
and citizenship papers.
• Passports.
• Your health care power of attorney which gives someone you trust the legal right to
make medical decisions for you if you become incapacitated

READ MORE AT THR LINK ABOVE…vey interesting and informative but I have to go shred 23 years of IRS forms now. 🙂 

TTYL, 

latte Lattenene

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