For store receipts and stuff, I bought a little plastic container from Walmart. I think it holds 3X5 notecards. I write the date bigger at the top of the receipt, and then I put it behind the other ones. They stay in order for the most part. This is for regular receipts. I don't really have a specific way to store receipts of things I might need to return, I just look through the receipts in my box. I don't have a lot of things to return though.
Since we use Quicken for financial records, I save every receipt for logging and then save them with the appropriate year's financial records for several years. Overkill, I know, but that's the way I am!
I buy a check file (those 13-pocket plastic filing things, bigger than the coupon size) and use one slot per month. That way I have each year's receipts organized, by month.
There is a product called "neat receipts" you can buy and you scan all your receipts into the program and organize it on your computer.
I shove mine in a big freezer bag with the year written on it with a sharpie.
My daughter gave me this great receipt scanner for Mother's Day 2006. The Neat Receipts 3.0 Scanalizer Portable Scanner. It is great. The ultimate organizer. Neat Receipts 3.0 is a scanning system that helps you manage your receipts, invoices, and other documents while eliminating paper clutter. Scanalizer technology extracts key information from receipts and business cards and places it in corresponding fields on a spreadsheet.Save your images in JPEG or PDF format--enhanced PDF functionality lets you convert into PDF format at the touch of a button and allows you to select and copy editable text. The device syncs with many major programs--including Word, Excel, Quicken, and QuickBooks--and also supports third-party e-mail clients like Outlook and Eudora. Includes Neat Receipts scanner, software Scans receipts, invoices, contracts, faxes, business cards, medical forms, statements, warranties, letters, articles, and more Scanalizer technology and-white depth Scans approximately three to four receipts per minute Saves images to JPEG, PDF Exports to XLS, RTF, OFX, IIF, QIF, CSV, HTML, PDF, Outlook
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