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How to organize your life documents: Student tips for keeping track of important paperwork

By using your creative side, you can come up with an organizing plan that fits your needs. (Credit: Amy Gahran)

By using your creative side, you can come up with an organizing plan that fits your needs. (Credit: Amy Gahran)

Now that you’re in college you may have noticed that you have to learn how to organize your life. It’s not enough to master math, English, and the skills required in your major. The paperwork in your life is beginning to pile up. You need some kind of system to track it or else you’ll be dealing with chaos. Need information for that FAFSA financial aid form? How about preparing your tax return? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you tame your own paper tiger.

Paper management

If you learn how to master the art of organizing the paper in your life then it is just a short step to doing the same in a digital environment. Having a system and sticking to it is the key to success. What kinds of paperwork should you be saving and organizing? Read more