To reduce paper waste and to protect valuable information it is good practice to know what documents should be kept and what are able to be disposed of. As a general rule of thumb any documents of certification including birth certificates and qualifications should always be kept. Other documents that are important, include any notifications from banks, any sort of billing and payment papers and insurance details. These; however, can be disposed of after a year. The preferred way of disposal is through shredding of the documents. By keeping these simple things in mind one can clean up the clutter. To those that do not feel comfortable with shredding than there are alternatives to storing documents such as electronic filing which can drastically reduce waste and storage space.
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