It’s stressful to be messy. While one look at a cluttered home or office may conjure images of laziness or apathy, there is nothing relaxing about coming home to a pile of unpaid bills or a nasty nest of receipts. Physical clutter creates mental clutter, which in turn leads to more physical clutter. So how do you break the cycle?
Shoeboxed.com has developed a way to cure both ills – paper clutter and the mental anguish it creates – with their awesome scanned receipts technology. The application allows you get rid of piles of paper instantly, either by throwing everything in an envelope and sending it to Shoeboxed, or by creating scanned receipts using your scanner or mobile device. The best part is that all you have to do is get Shoeboxed the hard copies, and they’ll do the rest. Your scanned receipts, business cards, expense reports and tax documents get digitally filed and organized so you can access them anytime, anywhere.
Everyone knows being stressed out sucks, but did you know it’s also terrible for your health? Researchers at the University of Indiana found that chronic stress causes high blood pressure, heart disease, migraines, indigestion, infections, and even chronic pain conditions like fibromyalgia. With problems like those, who’s going to feel like keeping track of their personal expenses? Dealing with finances is a potentially stressful vicious cycle, and if you’ve found yourself caught in this trap, eliminate mental clutter with these simple steps:
1. Do one thing at a time
Start by collecting all of your receipts and putting them in one place. Fishing receipts all of your purse, wallet, car or desk can be your single task for the day. Once you’ve completed it, go do something else and forget about it for the rest of the day. And don’t forget to congratulate yourself on getting started! Celebrating the small victories is another great wait to eliminate stress.
2. Have a scanning party
Get those receipts into the computer. It doesn’t matter how you do it – you can scan them, you can use your smartphone, you can email them, you can even snail mail ‘em. Heck, invite your friends over, have some wine, and make it into an actual party! Once you create scanned receipts out of your hard copies, you’ll be one step closer to the ultimate stress reliever, which is…
3. Pass the buck
What could be more stress-relieving than letting someone else take care of everything? Get Shoeboxed your stuff, and they’ll take it from there. All of your scanned receipts will automatically be filed exactly where you need them, putting you in the perfect position for a stress-free tax season or a completely organized budget meeting.
So don’t stress. It’s bad for your health. And don’t let another clutter-filled day go by without utilizing Shoeboxed’s services. With the built in stress reliever provided by digitally filed scanned receipts, your pocketbook – and your heart rate – will thank you.