How to Organize Your Receipts

Are you drowning in paper receipts?

Doesn’t it drive you crazy when you can’t find the receipt for an item you want to return? How about those crumpled up receipts in your purse/wallet? Or worse yet, the receipts in that paper bag next to your desk? Here are my two top professional organizer tips for making the clutter from paper receipts disappear:

  1. Create a single spot to put receipts after purchase. Before you can set up a filing system for them, you need a system that keeps receipts together in one place right after you make a purchase. I put mine in a brightly colored plastic envelope that lives in my purse. You can also keep it in your car. 
  2. File a week’s worth at a time. After a couple of days, I take the receipts out of my envelope and file them away (see my tips on filing paperwork to see which ones I keep and where they go.) 

For more resources on how to declutter, check out these other articles on my tips page. 

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