Legal Lad and Get-it-Done Guy tell you what paperwork you need to keep and how long.
For other items, like academic records, find out if you can get them again if you need them. If so, toss the paper. Believe me, your school will be thrilled beyond belief to forward your transcript to you should you need it again in the future. After all, you'll have to give them your mailing address so they'll be able to hit you up for money.
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