One of my home goals for this year is to get organized. I've found that our house tends to get disorganized and messy when there is not a proper place to put everything and we end up just tossing our stuff in a spare drawer or closet because we're not sure where to put it. So this year (it will take a year, trust me) I've tasked myself with going through the house (closets, drawers, garage, basement) and making sure there is a proper place to put away all of our belongings. Not only will this allow us to be more organized, but I'm hoping it will mean less cleaning up on a daily basis since it will be so easy to put our stuff away.
One of the items I'm bad at keeping track of is store receipts. I like to hold on to a lot of my store receipts in case I have to return an item. I can find random receipts in my purses, drawers, and car, but I can never find a receipt when I need it. To solve this problem and keep my receipts organized and easy to find, I bought a simple plastic accordion file organizer:
This mini file organizer is the perfect size for storing all of the receipts I need to hang onto. It came with alphabetized stickers that allow me to sort receipts by store name. It also came with month stickers in case I wanted to organize receipts by month of purchase, but organizing by store name works better for me.
I keep this receipt organizer in my living room console table, so as soon as I get home I'm able to quickly file away any important store receipts from my purchases. Now, I have the perfect place to put away any receipts and I know just where to find a needed store receipt if I need to return an item.
This simple solution has made organizing my receipts much easier. When it comes to home organization I always say, sometimes the best solutions are the simplest solutions! Do you have any trouble keeping track of your store receipts? Any other tips or solutions for this problem?