My kitchen is scattered with little bits of paper and hubby knows...... do not touch!
No paper gets thrown out here. It is checked, checked again. Stored in a bag. Checked again. Years later it is used for lighting the fire. Most annoying having bags of junk and receipts from years ago.
Funnily enough it is the pieces that have been put in 'a safe place' that can never be found. (Always the case).
I keep all important piece of paper for 7 years much to my husbands annoyance.
Hubby throws anything that isn't attached to a pad, folder or me The odd time he has volunteered to be 'helpful' he had thrown away the wrong car insurance policy and when we needed the policy I had to order another copy
He hasn't touched any paperwork since, not even the tiny memo's etc.