Jun 05, 2016 - 11:45 AM
You probably want to hang on to it for a good 10 years after your mother dies. You never know if someone is going to come out of the woodwork and make a claim including the government. While most of the time these claims never go anywhere, it's good insurance. However, you probably don't need the originals of most of this. Get a good printer/scanner and start digitizing the stuff and toss the originals in the shredder. Originals like birth certificates and ID and house deed transfers you want to keep, stuff like invoices can be digitized.