Make Your Life Easier By Organizing Paperwork

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Organizing paperwork can seem like a daunting task. But having a good organization system in place will help you determine whether to keep the paper or document (or not), where to put it away and how you can access it later. Here are five ways to help you put paper in its place.

1. Accounts

Make a checklist of all your accounts and where the corresponding paperwork for them are located. Here’s how to organize accounts with a simple binder.

2. Manuals and warranty information

Store manuals, warranties and purchase receipts in a safe place. Create an index or log to document each item, the purchase date and warranty expiration date so it’s quick and easy to reference at any time.

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3. Statements and records

File reference documents such as statements, reports, and records in folders. Organize folders by category, such as the name of the bank, organization or institution, or the type of account, such as property records, medical information or financial statements. Label the folders so you’ll know what information is contained inside.

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4. Travel documents

Keep travel documents together by trip. It’s a good idea to have a hard copy of your travel essentials on hand, such as your hotel reservation, event information or tickets, just in case you have issues accessing your electronic files.

5. Bills and timely paperwork

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