HOW TO ORGANIZE RECEIPTS

HOW TO ORGANIZE RECEIPTS: 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.

HOW TO ORGANIZE RECEIPTS

HOW TO ORGANIZE RECEIPTS

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.

HOW TO ORGANIZE RECEIPTS

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 for an example.

HOW TO ORGANIZE RECEIPTS

I hope you have found this information on HOW TO ORGANIZE RECEIPTS 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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My How to Deep Clean Your Kitchen list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Bathroom list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Kids’ Rooms list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Living Room list can be found here.

My How to Deep Clean Your Bedroom list can be found here.

Also, to keep up the general housework, you may need to create a daily housekeeping schedule that suits your specific needs. To do so, I have created a helpful series you can read here.

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Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home.

How to Declutter the Guest Room or Your Kid’s Room checklist can be found here.

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Step 1: Check out this post on the 1st step you should take to get organized. If you don’t have a calendar, you can grab my free weekly printable calendar page here. It is in my shopify store, but it is totally free, so you won’t be prompted to put in any payment information. It is a free download and will be delivered straight to your email.

Also, you can get the complete digital printable copy of the Year Long Thorough Declutter Series Calendar and Checklists here. The printable digital download is delivered to your email. It includes 25 pages of printable calendar pages and checklists to help you declutter every room in your home.

Step 2: Create a daily Housekeeping Schedule. You can use this series to start to set up your own schedule. You can also use this simplified weekly schedule.If you often ask: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Or, if you struggle to get organized and have tried and failed time and again, you can likely find out which of these 11 reasons cause you to fail to get organized.

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Step 4: What is the fastest way to clean a dirty house? Use a timer and use the Deep Cleaning Checklists above. They will help you get your home sparkling after you’ve decluttered. 

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Also, check out a great post on decluttering over here from becomingminimalist.com. Joshua Becker has some great tips on decluttering and minimalism.

For further reading, check out the fly lady here. She has some great cleaning and kitchen decluttering ideas plus excellent organization tips to get you started.

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