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Posted by on Jun 22, 2007 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Very Creative Way to Manage Your Receipts

Here at shoeboxed, we’d like to think that we’re a creative bunch. But when it comes to organizing receipts, our ideas apparently aren’t all that crazy. I’ve come to realize that people hate receipts — so much so that they are willing to do anything to find new and imaginative ways to manage them.

I’ve been surfing the internet to get a better sense of what has and hasn’t been tried, and to be perfectly honest, it’s been a pretty frightening process. People are desperate.

The following is an excerpt from an online forum where people were discussing ways to avoid accumulating unnecessary receipts:

Original Post:
Self-composting ATM Receipts

If anyone else is like me, they manage to build up a fairly large stack of useless ATM receipts in their wallets by the end of the month. Why do I keep requesting them? Who knows. Maybe I might need them one day? But wouldn’t it be nice if they just gradually disintegrated by themselves without leaving a trace.

Response:
This would be completely useless – what if you needed to keep the receipts — they would disintegrate as well.

Okay, mental note — self-composting receipts might not be the greatest idea. Well I’m glad we got that out of the way. For now, I think I’ll stick with shoeboxed.com.