This is one of the best and most important things I’ve done to organize myself. You know how you get paperwork from the government, CRA, your banks, your T4s and tax information – health records and charitable donation receipts and the list goes on and on?
The issue with these kinds of slips and letters is that you only need them every so often. Unsurprisingly, by the time you need them, they’re lost. I don’t doubt some people have theirs all stashed away in a filing cabinet, and I’m now at the point where I can produce most of these on demand (and it’s SO useful, I can’t believe I lived any other way), but. It didn’t all just come together. I had to try a few different configurations of my paperwork before I figured out exactly what I needed to keep and where, etc.
Thus, the Important Documents Binder was made. I’ve already got it all figured out for you so you don’t have to do a ton of trial and error and re-sorting your papers. The magic is in the PDF below, but to summarize; you’ve got a 2-4 inch binder with 8 tabs inside. Each tab is a different category. All you have to do, is get the binder, set up the tabs, and start filing your important documents into the appropriate categories!
I have some friends with paper clutter all over their tables that I know factually would be solved with this binder. To you I pass the torch; try it out, tell me how it goes.