Monday, March 12, 2007

A Question for You!

Okay everybody (all two of you)... Here's a question for you:

How long do you save your bills?

For some reason, I've saved my bills for at least three years - or in other words, after three years of keeping bills after they're payed, I can finally throw them away. Why? Rayleen and I were talking about this the other night, and I can't remember who told me that it's necessary to keep bills for three years, and why. Was this before the Internet age? When we did everything with stamps? And if this is NOT a necessary step anymore, PLEASE tell me - I have soooo much to throw away!!!

I'm going through a purging stage before I move, which feels great. And I have found a couple more apartments that are interesting... Have I showed you all this one? I can't remember... but it's worth showing twice anyway:




Hahahahahahaha!!!! I can't even imagine... "Buddy! Don't poke holes in the wall! Grace, quit scratching the tarp! Both of you stop climbing the walls!!!" heheheheehehe....

7 comments:

Brianna said...

i used to keep bill statements for a year. then shred. now i shred everything right away. the only thing i keep is the car note.

Faythe - Amateur Malcontent said...

As soon as Ryan and I pay bills, they get shredded. I can't remember keeping anything except for my taxes, and I'm keeping those for at least 10 years.

aimee said...

Veeeery interesting!!! I'm atwitter with excitement! I think it's apparent that I need a shredder!!!!

Thanks guys!

Rayleen said...

I rip and throw them out. My taxes are around here somewhere.

Yaya said...

I have a box where I just pile all of the papers in, when the box is full I shred what I don't need. I only keep stuff I need for tax purposes, and those I keep in folders after I shred what I don't need :). Sounds like a pain in the ass, but it makes doing tax soooo much easier.

Lora said...

when the next bill comes verify the figures are right and then shred the old one.

aimee said...

This is awesome! Thanks everybody! I've already started cutting up old bills (since I don't have a shredder yet... and I stress YET)!