Organizing the World: The Faces of Shoeboxed part II

With Shoeboxed there has never been one “best” way to use our service to stay organized. And after scanning millions of receipts and business cards since 2007, we say that from years of firsthand experience!

Shoeboxed takes enormous pride in serving clients from around the country and across ­the globe, all of whom use our service in a myriad of ways to fulfill a whole host of organizational needs in both their personal and professional lives.

With that in mind, Shoeboxed is both pleased and honored to launch a series that spotlights our wonderful users, their success stories, and countless ways satisfied Shoeboxed customers worldwide are utilizing our service to stay organized.

Carving the Clutter out of Entrepreneurship: Stephen Peters and Peters Design Works

While we at Shoeboxed take great pride in serving customers across the country and around the globe, any member of our team can attest that many of the company’s oldest and most loyal clients can be found within a ten-minute walk of our Durham office. Like us, local residents such as Stephen Peters not only share a passion for organization, but also a genuine love of the Bull City. It was truly a unique pleasure to sit with Mr. Peters in his quaint woodshop and chat with him about his shop, life in Durham and his experience as one of Shoeboxed’s oldest customers.

 “Using Shoeboxed with Evernote is like having one grand database of my entire life.”

– Stephen Peters

 Introducing: Stephen Peters

Profession: Woodworker

Location: Durham, North Carolina

Website: petersdesignworks.wordpress.com

Facebook: Peters Design Works

 

About Stephen:

Stephen Peters, a local Durham professional woodworker and proud owner of Peters Design Works, has a unique relationship with Shoeboxed that began when we were still a budding technology startup. Since the 1990’s, Peters’ unique workshop has found a happy home in the heart of downtown Durham and has been providing the greater Triangle area with breathtaking, custom furniture and renovations ever since. His specialty craftsmanship includes residential, commercial, and eclectic furniture constructed from the reused, salvaged, and antique.

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Earth Day Recap

Just wanted to give you a quick update on how our Earth Day celebrations at Shoeboxed went. Obviously, we’re very interested in helping the environment, and thus, encouraging people to recycle their receipts was a no-brainer. As you may remember, we asked people to mail in their receipts so they could be shredded and taken (by foot, bike, or Prius) to the local recycling plant.

We received an overwhelming response, as both local papers (The News & Observer and The Herald Sun) wrote stories about the event.

One elementary school teacher even turned it into a class project. It looks like all the kids in her class gathered up receipts and brought them in to school. They all combined their efforts to save some trees, and we were really proud to see that a new generation of Shoeboxers is ready, willing, and able to do their part in the fight against receipt clutter!

If you’re interested in doing a similar kind of activity at your place of work, or in your home, let us know. I’d be glad to help you out; just send me an email at dan@team.shoeboxed.com!

Saving Trees by Organizing Receipts

Shoeboxed is dedicated to environmental protection and sustainability. You might wonder where we’re coming from on this one: I mean, we do organize receipts, which are made of paper, which comes from trees. Without the destruction of trees, we wouldn’t exist, right? WRONG!

Save the trees!

We recognize that individual action needs to be taken in order to develop the environmentally-conscious attitude needed to preserve our natural resources, and using Shoeboxed is one way you can take a stand for the environment. By using Shoeboxed, YOU can start acting NOW to change things and make our lives more sustainable. Here’s how:

1. Scan in paper receipts to Shoeboxed and then recycle them. We had so many people contact us and tell us about how many thousands of receipts they are keeping around their houses. One woman emailed me the other day saying she had been saving every single receipt she has ever received since she was 7. Now that is a lot of paper. Digitize receipts and then recycle! Our Receipt Mail-In program makes this easy. Under our normal rates, you can send us hundreds of receipts at a time, and with special bulk pricing, you can mail in a lot more than that.

2. In the long term, Shoeboxed hopes to make the world free of paper receipts, and allow you to skip right to the digital copy. With your support of our current projects, you will make this happen more quickly, and the receipt revolution will accelerate!

I wanted to share some interesting facts with you about receipt paper usage in the United States every year, because I think they really drive home the point.

Basic Facts:

1 Ton of Paper = 17 Trees

220,000 tons of receipt paper are produced each year in the USA alone

220,000 tons of receipt paper = 3,740,000 trees cut ONLY for receipts EVERY YEAR

By recycling your receipts after putting them online on your personal and secure Shoeboxed account, you will not save only trees.

1 Ton of paper also represents:
– 6953 gallons of water
– 463 gallons of oil
– 587 pounds of air pollution
– 3.06 cubic yards of landfill space
– 4077 Kilowatt hours of energy

By using Shoeboxed regularly, imagine how many trees you can save every year. Start eliminating paper receipts today! And with Shoeboxed, you’re not just helping to preserve the earth’s invaluable natural habitats, you’ll also benefit from using the premier receipt organization service online. It’s kind of no-brainer.