Every month on the 1st, take a letter-size envelope and write the current month and year on it. Every day or two, clean out your wallet and place the receipts in the envelope. If there are CREDIT CARD receipts, take them out after you receive your credit or debit card statement, match the receipts and place them with the corresponding statement. Do this every month and you'll end up with only 12 envelopes and your receipts well organized. Stack the most recent month on top (in descending order – Z to A) and rubber band them all together. Contact us for more detail.
If possible, invest in a file cabinet. We like the lateral ones. Buy the green hanging files (no colored ones) and the plastic tabs that come with them. Take all the loose papers in your home including the ones on your desk or kitchen table and make categories for them (It won't take long.) hand-write the categories on the paper that slides into the plastic tabs. Place the tabs on the green hanging files. Viola! You're organized. I knew you could do it. Contact us for sub-categories. You'll likely need them.
Special filing tip:
When making your automobile file (put the name of automobile on the file), you will want to keep manilla folders of sub-files of categories such as, REPAIRS, INSURANCE, TICKETS, ACCIDENTS, GAS RECEIPTS, etc. It will save you time. We have seen it work for years.
We can certainly come and do the initial setup for you for all your simple organizing needs.