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Quick tip // storing receipts

Quick tip // an easy way to store receipts

One of the not so joyful parts of having a small business is the bookkeeping. Record keeping is one of those necessary evils – receipt keeping is the worst. It’s hard to keep everything in order and they just take up space.

I’ve been through a number of different methods for storing receipts over the years – shoeboxes, envelopes in shoeboxes, clear plastic sleeves, stapling them to paper and filing them the list goes on. Nothing was really awesome, until my most recent solution which has made my life a lot easier – so i thought i’d share it with you!

I simply buy A5 envelopes, write the month and year on the front in a marker, hole punch the side and leave the flap open at the top. Then every time i purchase something business related i shove it in the current months envelope. When the next month comes along i close the flap on the past month, add another envelope and keep going. Easy peasy. Everything is in one place, and easy to find.

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Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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7 years ago

Great idea!!

7 years ago

That’s brilliant! My partner has his own business and he’s so rubbish at keeping receipts in the same place. I’m going to set this up for him

1 year ago

This is a great idea! What kind of binder is this and what size are the envelopes? I’ve looked for both and can’t seem to find them; it may be because this is an older post, not sure. Thanks in advance!

1 year ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Hi Stephanie! The items should still be available in a local stationery/office supplies store depending on where you’re located! If you search for a Ring Binder, you’ll find a similar file and the envelopes just need to be small enough to fit inside the file you have!