Organizing receipts can be both messy and challenging because of their awkward size and shape. Often, we buy things and aren’t sure if we should hold onto the receipt or not.

To err on the side of safety, I usually end up hanging onto those receipts for a few weeks or even months, depending on the purchase. Today, let’s explore how to organize receipts and end the clutter for good

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, then you know my first step is always to declutter. Recycle or shred anything that is no longer useful. That should include receipts that are past their return date, receipts for items you no longer own, or receipts that contain private information you should keep confidential.

For those confidential receipts, I recommend using a paper shredder to protect your personal data.

After you’ve decluttered, you are going to need to separate your receipts into categories. I prefer to separate mine according to the store where we made the purchase.

Next, you’ll need some plain cardstock file folders and a pair of scissors, as seen in the photo below.

Once you have your file folder and scissors, you will need to open the file folder and cut it in half, as seen in the photo below.

You will then need to fold each piece in half to create a short and wide folder. Use the photo below to see an example.

You can do this with both pieces. Repeat this process to create several folders like the one above.

Next, we are going to label the folders. I labeled mine according to the store name, but you can do whatever works best for you. Then, you’ll want to use a shallow basket or box to create a file system. See the photo below for how mine looks.

Bonus Tip: I store all of my tags inside the folders with the corresponding receipt. This way, if I have a return or exchange to make, I have everything filed in one place. See the photo below for an example.

I hope you have found this information beneficial and now have a better idea of how to organize your receipts. Subscribe to my blog for more tips and tricks for cleaning and organizing everything in your home.

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