Home Organizing Tips To Get 2018 On The Right Track

Home Organizing Tips To Get 2018 On The Right Track

The holidays and 2017 in general have probably left your home or office a mess. Why not take today and tomorrow to get it in order.

Here are some tips to get your 2018 on the right track:

1. First, you’ve got to make a mess! Pull out everything that doesn’t belong and sort it in to piles. Grab a few boxes and sort by room or level of your house so you can easily put it in it’s correct place.

2. While you are sorting, get rid of those odds and ends that you will never use, are broken or have a lost partner. Make a pile for goodwill or throw it straight in the trash/recycling bin. 

3. Now that the holidays are over, put all the decor and special serve-ware away in a high cabinet or the attic. 

4. For paperwork, count back 7 years from your last tax return filed. (Just FYI, The IRS can audit 7 years from the date they find the error.) 2010 will be my throw away year once 2017 taxes are filed. Unless it’s property or high value asset related, shred or trash it. 

Insurance policies should only be kept for the current year policy so get rid of past years.  

***Check with your accountant or financial advisor if you are unsure about getting rid of certain paperwork. You may also scan it in to keep digital copies.

Always keep:

- Real Estate cash sales, mortgages, mortgage cancellations, successions, large repair or improvement receipts

- birth or death certificates, adoption paperwork, education, military and marriage records

- Investment and retirement account Year End statements 

- Tax returns with 1099s, K-1s, W-2s, supporting documents

- Large purchase Receipts for warranty or insurance claims

- Service and repairs receipts for your current vehicle

Almost everything is available online these days. I personally don’t keep paper files of statements. I save digitally and back it up.

Happy Organizing!

Once your house is all organized or before, feel free to give me a call or PM me if you are thinking about selling. I can come out for a free evaluation of your property.Office Before & After

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