Have you experienced the frustration of locating the misplaced vouchers when you needed them for shopping? Or, couldn't get a faulty appliance under warranty to be replaced because you've lost the warranty card or receipts?
Piles of receipts and warranty documents
Perhaps this article may help to offer some tips on filling and organizing your receipts, warranty documents, vouchers, dockets and so on neatly with very minimal budget.
Ring folders are excellent for documents organization by simply inserting the papers with punched holes into the ring. While ring folders are affordable, you can opt for cheaper option by using manila folders with fastener.
Manila folder with DIY pocket folder on the side
Use the fastener to secure effective warranty documents together along with their receipts so that both are easily retrieved when required. Make an additional small pocket on the flap to hold bits and pieces of paper which are deem important or too small to fit in the fastener. 'Housekeeping' is necessary once in a while to clear out those with expired warranty period.
To organize your vouchers, shopping dockets, or even business name cards, consider making this easy storage system using recycled boxes from food packaging.
Small boxes would be sufficient for this purpose. In this case, one box is cut in half to make two identical boxes smaller in size.
Secure the opening
The opening at the bottom of the box is secured with adhesive tape.
Use paper clips to bind the boxes
You may choose to wrap up the box for a neat finish otherwise proceed to bind all the boxes together by using paper clips. The advantage of paper clips is that the boxes are easily detachable for individual use in the future versus using adhesive materials.
Label the content
Label the content for each box for ease of organization and retrieval. You can put the boxes in a drawer or on a desk. I recommend placing them in one of the kitchen drawers as it is a convenient place to access especially after returning from shopping trips and sorting out goods.
Empty the content of the boxes once they've accumulated. File them together if necessary to make room for new receipts or vouchers.
Do you have other methods to organize bills or receipts? Feel free to share.