[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9gj_rtz1-50&w=475&h=292] [watch "Corralling Unruly Receipts on YouTube; 1:54 of your life]
This week's video installment features a verrrrry old trick I use to keep all of my credit card receipts in one spot, but as I mention in the video, hey, it occurred to me once out of nowhere; maybe it hasn't occurred to everyone yet.
HOW TO KEEP YOUR CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS IN ONE PLACE
- Get a large envelope—mine is a size 12 (4.75" x 11")—of the type my union used to use to send me big, fat residual checks. Bank statement envelopes are also good, if you still get those in the mail. You can also use a regular letter-sized envelope, of course, but you will not be able to shirk your bookkeeping duties for as long as I do.
- Trim off the flap of the envelope.
- Staple the top (cut) edge of the envelope to the top, inside flap of a manila envelope.
- Insert in file drawer and watch your life magically change!
I guess I should note here that if you do not have a filing cabinet or use files, this will be of little-to-no use to you. However, you may find the video entertaining. (You would have to be really bored to do so, but oh, well.)
Thanks, please feel free to leave helpful comments, and if you do, please don't forget to be nice!
P.S. January's newsletter went out today! If you're subscribed and did not get it, please check your spam folder. Partly because it's a good one and partly because, well, there are going to be a few changes in newsletter-land soon, and them what ain't opening their newsletters regularly are likely to find themselves out in the cold. And if you're not subscribed and you like this blog, you should be!