My name is Jen and I’m a receipt hoarder! I’m really horrible about going through my receipts and getting rid of them once they serve me no purpose anymore. I even save receipts that say “FINAL SALE” on it. It’s not like I can return or exchange the item so why am I holding on to this receipt?!?! I love to shop a good sale and most of the time ALL sales are final. I know that most stores have their own return policies that can be anywhere from a 7, 14, or even a 30 day return policy. In my perfect world I would organize and purge my receipts periodically or get rid of taking paper receipts all together. I also shop online sometimes and will receive my confirmation by email once my payment has been processed and shipped, then I get the package and there is a packing slip and receipt that I keep! I do like the option of getting receipts emailed to me when I make purchases. It would be great if ALL stores jumped on that bandwagon! So here are some reasons why I should discontinue my bad habit of hoarding receipts! However, I do keep my business receipts for tax purposes but, personal ones… not so much!
1.) First and foremost I would like to SAVE paper! Wasting all this paper makes no sense at all. It just turns into a big mess eventually and takes up unnecessary space.
2.) I wouldn’t have to schedule special times to purge my receipts and organize them by date. My time is precious, I really don’t want to waste it on old receipts.
3.) This forces me to create new time savings habits that will help me keep my receipts organized digitally. I’ve been researching some apps! I’m also taking suggestions.
4.) I just don’t need to SAVE a receipt that says “FINAL SALE” I think I just have a problem and need an intervention. It’s a weird habit!
5.) When I go shopping in other cities while on a business trip or vacation, it’s not like I’m going to be able to return the item anyway unless I decide to do it by mail which I have NEVER done! So why again am I saving these receipts?
6.) I even save restaurant receipts!!!!! I mean I have already eaten the meal and left the establishment. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to return a eaten meal. Lol! This needs to stop!
7.) I save receipts after I receive a service like getting my nails done, hair done or visiting the spa! I always ask for a receipt and I know that I’ll just file it away adding to my chaos.
8.) I rarely have cash and pay for everything by credit and debit card which automatically will register on my credit statement and bank account. I also ask for receipts. **face palm**
9.) I sometimes get a receipt at the gas pump, but I’ve been working on pressing “NO” when asked “Do you want a receipt?” I’m not going to return the gas. Lol!
10.) I vow in 2015 to go paperless with receipts as much as I can! I’m in the process of researching the best app for me and I will TRY my best to stop collecting receipts.
Do you have any hoarding habits? My other bad hoarding habit is condiments in my kitchen drawer. Lol! We’ve talked about this before. I think I’m doing so much better though. Do you have any advice to offer a receipt hoarder?