Place your favorites in frames or a storage box (think big box,you'll be adding in the years to come)
- Make cards for friends and family!
- Use it as wrapping paper.
- Make paper chains to countdown special days!
Below are some resources for items that you have ready to donate. make sure to check your local office for the most recent list; All items should be good and in re-useable condition.
Habitat For Humanity - Think home goods like cabinets, paint, tools, etc ...
San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys, Phone: (818) 884-8808,
Veterans - They pick up!
Your city will have collections for specific items. Check local websites.
In Calabasas there is Electronic Waste Days, http://www.cityofcalabasas.com/ewaste.html
For delivery: http://www.gottrash.net/
When you get a new one, toss the old. Keep a December or Annual one for filing with taxes. You can always locate a statement online or by calling the firm.
IRA & 401K Statements
Same rule applies as the brokerage statements. You want to hold onto annual statements.
According to the IRS, keep taxes for 7 years ... longer if you have known mistakes. Read the IRS recommendation here.
The IRS recommends keeping records for 3 years. With online banking, use your comfort level in keeping paper files versus accessing the information online.
The life insurance policy is a prime candidate to keep. You will want to keep the policy for the entire life on the contract plus three years.
Shred when your done! Or farm it out to a partner. Many local copy places take shred projects.
Mobile Shred offers on-site document destruction, www.mobileshred.net
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