Setting up a reference filing system for your home

I’m often asked about my personal organization at home, usually around where I keep paperwork, how to organize it, what to call the files, how long to keep it, etc.  So I’ve typed up an outline of my personal filing cabinet at my house, so you can get a sense of how it’s laid out.  I file by groups of files, not by A-Z.  So each title in CAPITAL letters on the left is the name of the category, and the indented names are filed behind that.  It’s  Enjoy!