Mike <-- RESPECT. The monkey.
I have two full size (4 drawer) file cabinets. A few days ago, about four of the drawers were filled with files. Went through them—do I really need credit card bills from my first credit card—in 1989? NO. So out it went. Found a couple of web pages that tell how long to keep records… And there was just no real good reason for me to hang on to a lot of the stuff I had. I think I’ve kept most of my insurance documents for the last 20 years. They’re all out now, except for what’s current. Banking has kinda taken care of itself—now I get statements on line, if I even bother with them. Whittled down those four drawers full of files to less than one, now I can get rid of one of my file cabinets. It’ll be nice to have a bit more room in my apartment!