For this week's 'Get Organized' segment, Naomi Lynn and Deb Cabral visit Confidata in Utica to talk about organizing bills and other paperwork we all have.

Deb Cabral and I also have a special guest for this "Get Organized" segment, but we'll get to that in a few moments. In the meantime, you can see this week's segment in the video (at the top of this page). We headed to Confidata on Genesee Street and got a chance to check out their warehouse and all the stacks and stacks and STACKS of shredded paper.

We were at Confidata because this week's organizing segment is all about taking care of paper clutter, whether it's from your taxes, old bills, bank statements, or anything like that. And Confidata is a great place to head to if you have those papers you don't need anymore, but you still need to get them shredded because your personal information is on them. For a fee, Confidata will shred your papers, and the waste gets recycled instead of just thrown away.

In the video (at the top of this page), Deb Cabral mentions that sometimes you have to hold onto old tax papers and bills for reference, but holding on to too many papers (and for too long) can lead to paper clutter. Deb says to go through all your paperwork and throw away anything that is over seven years old (unless you own a business, or are keeping medical records). The second tip in the video is to use online banking (and banking apps, of course). Set it up to have your banking statements sent to your email instead of an actual paper copy. Deb Cabral also suggests opening your mail near the trash so you can get rid of junk mail and things you don't need right away. In the video, Deb also reminds us to shred any papers that have personal information on them...

Which brings us back to Confidata!

And to our special guest (which you can see in the video), the Vice President of Confidata Bambi Helmer. Bambi tells us a little bit about the company and how they can help you if you need papers shredded. And Deb Cabral explains that Bambi is actually the first female vice president of the company in their history, which is really, really awesome!

We want to thank Deb Cabral for joining us again and giving us these great organizing tips. You can always get more tips for organizing by following Deb Cabral at: You can also visit: and follow her Facebook Page: @DeborahJCabral
And we'll see you back here next Monday!



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