Q and A: Maintaining calm in your home
I can clear up piles but I can’t maintain order because of the sheer volume of reading matter I’m supposed to get through to be on top of my field. How can I keep the paper under control?
Don’t read business magazines or journals cover to cover. Scan the contents, choose three articles that seem most important. Tear them out. Bin the rest. Carry the articles with you in your briefcase and read them in ‘down time’ such as on your commute.
How long should I keep bank statements and the like?
As a rule, in the UK, you should keep bank statements and credit card statements for two years and anything to do with the tax office for six years. Most importantly in these days of identity theft, shred or burn ...