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As hard as I try, I always end up with at least a few folders full of receipts, forms, and miscellaneous items throughout the year, inevitably cluttering my filing cabinet and desk drawer. Since the tax deadline has come and gone, it's an opportune time to empty out the drawers full of "I'll get to that later" papers and decide what to shred, what to scan and store on a flash drive, and which items to retain on file.

Here's some decision-making help from Women & Co.:

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Are you now motivated to get your document collection organized using the "shred, scan, or store" categorization system? Here are a few helpful posts from our archives to get you started with discovering a less paper-cluttered home:

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