Task 26 – Declutter 52 things in 52 weeks challenge

A new Decluttering task will be published on the blog each Tuesday.  I will share a link to the task on facebook and in the Tuesday Daily Task newsletter (subscribe to newsletter here).


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My definition of purge – sell, donate, repurpose or throw away items as you see fit



Old receipts

The end of the financial year is approaching, it’s time to start getting all receipts in order.  You can read further how I keep my receipts organised and 5 simple tools to declutter home finances, my bill organiser plays a major role in keeping this all organised.

It’s this time of year I go through all my receipts, I don’t need to keep receipts for groceries, clothes, fuel etc (I don’t purge these after I get them, I hold onto them just in case there is a discrepancy with my credit card, they could be purged after the credit card statement has been received… if I can remember).  However I do keep my eye out for receipts where I may need it for a warranty claim, such as an electric fry pan or new dryer.  From a business point of view I keep all receipts related to my business to pass on for tax time.

Todays task is to:

Sort through your receipts and throw away or shred (for security) all receipts that you no longer need to keep.  You could do this in front of the TV one evening.

How many items have you been able to purge today?

I would like to see a photo of your purge pile on Instagram, use the hashtag #declutter52


Bill Organiser

Digital download so you can start organising instantly, purchase here. New 2014/2015 Bill Organiser is now available.

 2015 Bill Organiser 600

 2015 Bill Organiser FB


Tips for tax time


Tax tips for year end 30 June

A man doing his taxes using a calculator and pencil on a white background

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Natasha Thorpe June 23, 2014 - 8:24 PM

That’s funny that this is your declutter task today-I had just finished throwing out my old receipts before I opened my email lol

Smaggle June 24, 2014 - 12:05 PM

I don’t even want to think about my reciepts. It’s on my to-do list next week and I’m very scared!

Katrina June 24, 2014 - 12:07 PM

Do it while in front of the TV Carly… you’ll get through it quicker 🙂

Nicole Wilson June 28, 2014 - 7:20 AM

It’s a great job to get out of the way whilst sitting in front of the wood fire – no shredding required


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