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Paperwork - payslips, bank statements, bills etc..

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Milkandchalk, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. Milkandchalk

    Milkandchalk New commenter

    How long do you keep things for? I am (for the first time in 3 years!) having a massive tidy out in the flat. At the moment, it looks like a bomb has exploded in the living room and desperate to chuck out/shred as much as possible.
    We Are Learning To be ruthless.
  2. gergil4

    gergil4 New commenter

    Bills usually disposed of once paid.
    Bank statements - shredded en masse every so often - when we move for example, but i always keep 6 months worth
    payslips like bank statements
    Other paper work - when I have the time and inclination!
  3. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    3 years. (6 if its business related) x
  4. doomzebra

    doomzebra Occasional commenter

  5. Pretty much got all of the above for the past 20 years. All filed- might get round to having a clearout in the summer...
  6. Oh my word. I've still got payslips from jobs I left years ago, you know just in case.
    Every bill and bank statement, handbooks for dvd, video iuncluding the Betamax, perhaps a clear out is in order.
  7. madwoman

    madwoman New commenter

    I scan it and save on my computer
  8. Wow, that's neat.
    I think I'm a whizzkid, ok whizz/older person cos I can post on here.
    What's scanning?[​IMG]
  9. Milkandchalk

    Milkandchalk New commenter

    Well I didn't even get round to the paperwork, having distracted myself with listing about a million items on ebay!
    Love a good old clear out.
    Paperwork tomorrow.
    I promise!
  10. 576

    576 Established commenter

    ATL advise you to keep all payslips in case of pension issues!
  11. Milkandchalk

    Milkandchalk New commenter

    All?I don't have space!
  12. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I was going to post that I've kept all my payslips since I've started teaching as it's the only thing that shows how much I've paid in the pension scheme. Don't like the estimate thing we get once a year.

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