It’s no lie I love crafting and blogging. After quitting my only “real” job as a special eduction teacher, moving from to TX to FL, and getting hitched all in a couple months… I’ve made another life altering decision: I want to be a full time blogger! Fast forward a few months, and while I’m certainly not there yet, I am making progress. As of now, I have a part time job as a social media marketer for a commercial real estate company (which I’m loving!) and I’m officially blogging part time. The point is, blogging as a job instead of just a hobby requires a lot more stuff. Establishing a corporation, keeping track of expenses, quarterly taxes, blah, blah, blah… really. boring. paperwork. I like to craft people! I want to cut up those receipts and turn them into something awesome. Check out my fancy system:
Yep, that was my receipt organizing system. I would literally shove the receipts in that old 3M folder and throw the whole thing in a bin under my blogging desk. Meet my new BFF, her name is NeatDesk. She rocks. (Read more about all of her fancy functions here.)
It’s makes the whole receipt/ keeping track of expenses part of blogging so much more manageable. I can now craft with those paper receipts (any ides?) ! The NeatDesk install takes a grand total of 7 minutes. Seriously, it’s that easy, and then all you do is line up the bottom of your receipts and place all of them in the middle insert labeled receipts. See:
30 seconds later, all 33 receipts are perfectly organized in the NeatDesk program on my computer. Kind of a miracle if you ask me. I had a few full sized receipts… no problem, slide them in the document slot. The NeatDesk is really that easy. Oh, and business cards… remember the blog conference I went to in June, Haven. Yep, I scanned all those bad boys into the NeatDesk too. I’m even letting Andy use my NeatDesk to organize his own personal documents. Geez, I’m nice! We have big intentions to digitize the entire file cabinet. It’s on the ol’ to-do list. The great news is… YOU could be the next proud owner of a FREE NeatDesk! (or you can buy one right now, here)
Here’s how to enter:
*I received a free NeatDesk and freakin’ love it. Trust me, you’ll love it too. As always, all opinions are 100% mine.