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Decluttering of household paperwork

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    Registered Users Posts: 67 ✭✭✭ beckman

    Hi all , doing a bit of a clear out at the moment ...quarantine , you know yourself..8 have accumulated a lot of paperwork over the years ..what would be absoulutely necessary to keep...i have things like
    1. Broadband bills
    2. Old payslips from years ago
    3. Car service and maintenace bills
    4.old bank statements from years ago
    5.old tax credit certs

    And what else must be kept for sure:
    Car reg book
    Car insurance schedule
    Car nct form
    Old P60s??
    Birth certificate
    Health insurance policy?
    Travel insurance policy?

    Any advice greatly appreciated ...



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    Keep any car service and maintenance bills for any vehicle you own which you could conceivably ever want to sell or give to someone else.

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    You should hang on to 6 yrs of records in case you get audited by Revenue so relevant ones to do with income... Otherwise current certs are enough eg current TV licence, insurance etc. I would keep receipts of major electrical items in case of warranty issues. It is nice to be able to produce full record of care for a car if trying to sell especially privately. You have option nowadays to have digital bills instead of paper so those records need to be remembered. A decent box file with A to Z sections is invaluable, keep things in one place!

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