I have the same problem every Christmas. I put receipts for gifts in the perfect spot so I won’t misplace them and then some how I do misplace just the one I need later to make a return. It’s an embarrassing confession since I like to think I’m pretty organized.
This year in less than 5 minutes, and that includes collecting the supplies around my house and then putting them back away, I made this folder to keep all the gift receipts in one place.
I used a backpack folder that I had gotten on sale a couple of months ago. I prefer this style because it seems to hold the papers more securely, but you could easily use a manila folder you already have or a large envelope.
I grabbed my tape gun and some Christmas
wrapping paper that caught my eye.
I simply ran tape around the edges of the folder and attached the paper.
I trimmed around the curved edges.
Added a label.
And then added the receipts I’ve already started collecting.
It truly took me only about 5 minutes. It cost me nothing since I used supplies I already had around the house. I’m now ready for Christmas shopping. If only the shopping were this quick and easy.
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.