Round Up Receipts
Dedicate a box near your front door as the spot where you stash your everyday receipts from the grocery store, gas fill-ups, clothing purchases, and more. Then, if you need to return something, say that pair of shoes you wore once before the trim started fraying or the bread that went moldy after one day, you’ll be able to easily locate the receipt for a full refund. On a weekly basis, separate out the ones you’ll need for your taxes or expense reports in labeled envelopes inside the box. Estimates show about 50 percent of employees never turn in receipts for reimbursements for personal money spent on business expenses. Don’t miss these 50 organizing tips you’ll wish you knew all along. Plus: Check out these 30 cheap kitchen cabinet add-ons you can DIY.
Rearrange the Refrigerator
You won’t eat the food you can’t readily see—and wasted food costs the average American household up to $2,200 per year, according to a study by the Natural Resources Defense Council. Organizing your fridge smartly is key. Keep the food that will spoil first or that lunch you want to remember to bring to the office tomorrow at eye level. Store leftovers and snacks, like pasta salad or cut up fruits and veggies, in clear containers so they’re easy to spot. Did you know you’re probably storing these foods all wrong in your house?