Monday, May 11, 2015

Organized receipts and home papers

One of my favourite small,quick and easy organizing projects I have done through the latest months, is organizing receipts and home papers. We used to keep all long term receipts in addition to some helpful information papers like flyers and menus to be available when we need them.

Organized receipts and home papers



We keep all receipts and home papers in a letter-size accordion file. It is available in any office supplies shop and it is not expensive . I like this size of the accordion file because it fits all those small papers and receipts and flyers we receive from nearby shops. Instead of losing them in all round the house, we keep them their for later use when we need.

Organized receipts and home papers

I specified a tab for each category. We keep gas and electricity bills, house rent invoices,  phone receipts, DSL receipts for later information needed. Each of them in the right tab specified for it. When we have full 12 or more receipts for category for a year, the whole 12 receipts are saved and stored in white letter envelope. So the first pocket of the file is defentely holding some empty envelopes.

Organized receipts and home papers

Organized receipts and home papers

I also like to keep menus we receive from the nearby restaurants in the menus tab. They are so  handy when we are dying for a pizza. Any flyers attached to products we buy that had more information and details about the company or the product are kept in the flyers tab. Shops tab holds all the flyers we get from the nearby shops that sell products unlike the services tab that holds flyers we receive from shops that provide services like care wash, dry clean or gem.

Organized receipts and home papers

In order not to miss any coupon when we go shopping, I keep all our valid coupons in one of the tabs specified for them. This lovely file is also helpful to organize invitations, work out schedules, courses or newspapers' and magazines' subscriptions. Entryway is the place I chose to put the file in. I put it close to the mail centre to be available when we go out for  coupons and also for easy receipts filing. I got my label papers and printed out a very nice label on the front of the file.

Organized receipts and home papers

How do you organize your receipts and home papers ? I like to hear from you. please share any organizing, DIY or home projects you made. I will be happy to publish them here. Make my day and leave a comment. See you in the up-coming  post

10 comments:

  1. I really need to get organized when it comes to receipts and bills...great idea. Found you on Inspire Me Mondays.

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    1. Thank you Karen. I like to see your comments here every time. Enjoy the rest of the blog

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  2. I am stopping by after you commented on my blog. I am so interested both in your organization systems, but also to excited read along (in English!) about your traditions and Egyptian culture!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and adding a sweet comment. I will post more about our Egyptian traditions in English so don't miss it. Thank you again. Have a beautiful weekend

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  3. I keep mine in a notebook with a written note beside them as to what it was exactly for. Thanks for linking up this week on the #HomeMattersParty looking forward to seeing what you link up with next week.

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    1. Thanks Melissa for the idea and the sweet comment. I like you to send me shots of your receipts notebook.You may get featured.

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  4. Sweet, you and I have such similar solutions to our paperwork problems. I really like that your folder has 12 spaces so you can organize your paperwork exactly as it best works for your family.

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    1. I was looking for the A4 one but I couldn't find it. Who knew this size was the best for me. :D

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