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Bekins’ National Moving Month Tip #8: Receipts

May 10, 2013 | Bekins News & Events

8.  Save your receipts

This might seem like an archaic habit, but saving your receipts during a move is extremely important.  Remember that blog post we had earlier about buying a notebook? If you buy a big notebook with lots of pockets to organize, it won’t be hard to save your receipts.  You’ll have a place to put them and you’ll know exactly where to find them.

If the notebook isn’t your thing, we suggest buying simple envelopes, labeling them, and using those as receipt holders.  You can even color code to make it easier. One envelope for moving company receipts. One envelope for remodeling receipts.  Another envelope for gas receipts.  You get the idea.  Saving these receipts are your proof-of-purchase, and during a move, you’ll be doing a lot of purchasing.

It’s better to keep them until everything is said and done. After the move is complete, you can have a fun receipt burning party.  Or if you want to commemorate your time, you could have a receipt framing party!  Whatever your feeling on the move, keeping your receipts will help the process go more smoothly.  It’s better to keep them all, than to not have one that you need.

an envelope full of receipts

What else do you save during a move? We want to hear from you! Leave us a comment or write on our Facebook or Twitter page.


Bekins has more moving tips! Find out some more easy hints to make your move go smoothly.

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