Is your wallet, purse, drawers, cabinets, and counters cluttered with piles of paperwork? If not handled daily, paper clutter can accumulate quickly and become quite overwhelming. Thankfully, with some easy tricks, it only takes a few hours to banish paper clutter and get organized. With a few of these helpful tips start your year off with a fresh and organized start.
Start by gathering all the paperwork in your home. Don’t forget old coupons, take-out menus, and other flyers.
Once you have gathered all your scraps of paperwork, sort into piles for items you can keep or throw away. Put important documents, such as passports, tax returns, medical files, insurance policies etc. into its own pile for safe keeping.
Documents with your personal information including your address, phone number, bank account information or social security number should be shredded. In doing so, you are protecting yourself from identity theft.
Your important paperwork, including social security cards, birth certificates, marriage certificates, passports, banking documents, and insurance policies should be stored in a water and fireproof safe.
All your other paperwork should be kept organized in file folders in a cabinet or drawer. Consider color coordinating and labeling your files for different topics for easy access.
Consider scanning your documents into your computer for safe keeping. Most banks and companies offer paperless options to receive your bills and statements via email. Edison Insurance offers our agents and policyholders the option to enroll in “Green Solutions” which will allow you to access your insurance documents and policy information from the convenience of your computer.
We hope these simple tips will help you get organized in 2019. For more tips for storing your documents, click here
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. Should you have any questions or concerns about your policy, contact your agent
, or call us at 866-568-8922.