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.