How long should you keep important paperwork for? If like me you probably have a lot of paperwork regarding your personal details lying around the house. Hopefully somewhere safe and within easy reach. You may think well all my details are on a computer (you may even have scanned all important documents to your PC). While scanning the documents is a great idea you must bear in mind that all digital records could be affected by a virus on your PC and your data could be lost.
So how long should you keep important documents before you have a clear out?