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3. Climbing paper mountain

Decluttering experts are often quite reluctant to speak about paperwork in detail. This is for the simple fact that financial paperwork can be a tricky thing to deal with. I am self-employed and I need to keep my financial records for at least seven years due to tax purposes. Legally no expert wants to tell you to get rid of paperwork and then find that you’re on the wrong side of the law and blame them for that advice so I’m covering my backside and telling you here and now to take responsibility for your legal paperwork and not chuck out things without first consulting the law in your state regarding which documents you must have and how long you must keep them for. Don’t – like my sister at 14 – attempt to throw ...

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