I know I have to keep all of our tax records for seven years. These will be kept by our daughter in her attic, or somewhere that she can get to them if needed.
I remember when we moved to California I carried one year of tax records with us, but the mortgage bank wanted to see three, and I had to dig thru many boxes in the storage area of the moving company to find them. If our records are in a pod somewhere it could be a problem.
But what about all the other records?
I worry that I will discard something that we will needed.
I need to tell myself is that no one is put in jail for discarding a piece of paper.
Fined by the IRS maybe, but not given the death penalty!
I think what I dread most is Craig asking me for something that I have tossed!
He holds me responsible for keeping track of papers. If I can't find something he really gets upset. But I will survive his rants.
Actually I'm almost done with the boxes in the dining room. I was pleased to see how much I had actually sorted thru last spring.
Finally, I have decided to put a couple of boxes of personal records aside for another time! I have decided I want to scan some of them and put them on CDs or flash memory which our daughter can also keep for us. These are records I want to keep, but don't need to have in the RV. These could go to storage.
I've done enough for now!
So here is my Gold Star for today!