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Anything I can use for a write off will go in the Taxes folder. Monthly Bills will go in the Monthly Bills file until the next bill comes and confirms last months bill was paid. Then the old bill gets shredded. Everything else for the most part will go to the General File. Anything that seems really important or frequently referenced will be scanned to my computer using Neat Receipts. All my filing can be done as it comes into my house and hopefully that will eliminate paper piles, my nemesis!
And in case it isn't clear, at the end of each year there needs to be a new taxes file and a new General File. You can then keep them labeled by year and dispose of them when you no longer need them. More on what to keep and how long to keep it in another post.
Note: My filing system isn't where I keep my warranties or instruction booklets for our home appliances and gadgets. You should set these aside and come back for my post on how I keep warranties and instruction booklets, easily accessible and neat.