Decluttering Made Simple: The Essential Paperwork Questions

Feeling overwhelmed by piles of paperwork? You’re not alone! Decluttering documents can be daunting, but asking the right questions makes all the difference.

Here are the top 8 questions to guide you through the process, ensuring you keep only what truly matters:

1. Is it Current & Relevant? – Keep documents that are up-to-date and applicable to your current situation.

2. Available Online?– If it’s easily accessible electronically, consider letting the physical copy go.

3. An Irreplaceable Original? – Certain documents are crucial to keep in their original form. Know what they are.

4. Sentimental Value? – It’s okay to keep documents that hold personal significance but choose wisely.

5. Used in the Past Year? – If you haven’t referred to it recently, it might be time to say goodbye.

6. Necessary for Tax or Legal Reasons? – Some documents are essential for legal compliance. Understand which ones.

7. Legal Retention Requirements? – Be aware of how long you’re legally required to keep certain documents.

8. Can It Be Digitised? – Scanning and securely storing documents electronically can save a ton of space.

Decluttering doesn’t have to be a chore. With these questions, you can tackle your paperwork with confidence and clarity.

Still too hard?

Space and Time have many options to help you to declutter and organise your home. Check out the resourcesdecluttering courses, and hands-on help on the services page. Or make time to chat with me here if you have a specific question to ask.