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12 Beautiful Ways to Organize Your Financial Records

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When it comes to financial records, I think we all wish we didn't need to hold on to them for three or more years. But we do. Which leaves us figuring out how and where to store them. We have ideas -- gorgeous and creative ones that won't make your house look like a drab office.

We went beyond your basic black file cabinet (though we do love them, especially if they are vintage or refinished with designs or colors). These creative ideas can make appearances beyond your home office, which is especially helpful if you don't have one. Check out these cool storage ideas for your financial records. We'll bet something is going to catch your eye and fit in with your style while still being fully functional.


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1Stainless Steel Rivet File Box

We've seen plenty of file folder boxes that didn't have the sleek shine of the Stainless Steel Rivet File Box ($59.99, cb2.com). Great for the ultra modern organizer.

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3Office File Box Paperwork Organizer

You can paint the Office File Box Paperwork Organizer ($45, Tilnicbox/etsy.com) or leave them in their natural red oak color. One great way to use them is one for each year -- they can be labeled. All your receipts get filed away here and then your tax information is all in one place.

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5White Carved File Box

You never have to scrimp on style even if it is your 2015 tax return paperwork that you don't want to think about anymore when you have this White Carved File Box ($365, horchow.com). Elegant. Fancy. Ornate. We can go on and on and all the words are wonderful.

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6Industrial Filing Cabinet with Drawers

This gorgeous vintage Industrial Filing Cabinet with Drawers ($150, House of Madcap/etsy.com) is from the 60s and boasts 18 drawers that fit paper perfectly. Plus, those into uber-organizing can label each drawer.

7Wooden Bookshelf

You can look beyond what is found in the office furniture section and here is beautiful proof. The Riley Wooden Bookshelf ($389, urbanoutfitters.com) sure would look great with some pops of color coordinated bins and magazine file holders.

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9Stacking Drawer

You can do a whole lot without spending a ton and here is proof. Using those plastic bins so many of us already have, Shelby created a great workspace -- those bins are perfect for storing your important documents. You can try the 17 Quart Medium Stacking Drawer 4-pack in White ($33.39, staples.com).

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10File Cart

You must get a variety of color folders for this one (or a pop color or two of your choice). That's what makes the Vertiflex Smar2rx File Cart ($251.99, allmodern.com) even cooler.

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11Modu-licious Cushion

Anything that can be doubled as seating is swell in our book, and the Modu-licious Cushion ($159, bludot.com) is certainly on point. Store all the papers here and get that extra dose of function.


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12Mirrored File

This is a different kind of dramatic flair at the office. The Isla Mirrored File ($599, arhaus.com) could most certainly be a bedroom piece, and if you are short on space, this is a must. Or add that much-needed flair to the home office.

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