Re: What to do with paperwork/important files
We keep birth certificates, car titles, SS cards, etc in a fire safe. Otherwise we keep paperwork like taxes, bills, health records, warrantees, that sort of stuff in a small file cabinet. I need to clean ours out. You need to keep taxes for 7 years (I think) but bills I think just the past year is fine. We don't have any major debt other than our house so monthly bills are not really important for us to keep much longer than one year IMO.
Happy mama of two (soon to be three!)