Here at shoeboxed, weâ€™d like to think that weâ€™re a creative bunch. But when it comes to organizing receipts, our ideas apparently arenâ€™t all that crazy. Iâ€™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.
Iâ€™ve been surfing the internet to get a better sense of what has and hasnâ€™t been tried, and to be perfectly honest, itâ€™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:
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.
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 Iâ€™m glad we got that out of the way. For now, I think Iâ€™ll stick with shoeboxed.com.