Have you ever found yourself panicked as you stood in the check-out line, pawing through your purse looking for the store credit you distinctly remember saving? Your wallet is stuffed with debit, frequent shopper, credit and library cards, and the shoppers behind you are silently hoping you won’t start shuffling through them. That credit receipt is in here somewhere…
A photo envelope is a practical solution for so many of the little papers a BirminghamMom has to manage, including those that are generated day after typical day. Designed to hold 4×6 prints, photo envelopes are more serviceable as a repository for:
- Receipts and store credits
- Gift Cards
- Scripts for prescriptions to be filled
- Department store coupons and special offers
- Invitations – especially those needed for directions or signed releases (Pump-It-Up invitations, for example)
Most moms try to tuck all these into their wallets or a purse side pocket, but the effort becomes ridiculous after awhile. If you change your bag, your entire filing system may be disrupted by a new hierarchy of internal/external pockets. With a photo envelope for all the little papers, you can change bags easily and your wallet has a chance of staying organized.
Find a photo envelope in Birmingham at Target, Hallmark, or Michael’s (don’t forget to use the 40% coupon that is usually in the Sunday paper) for less than $7 in the stationery section. Look for a bright color so you can spot it easily inside your purse, and remember that a magnetic closure will let you open and close it easily with one hand. Thin versions are preferable to expanding versions, since you want to avoid anything bulky.
The envelope pictured above came from Target, but it isn’t hard to find a broad selection of colors and materials, including leather versions, which cost around $30.
Using a photo envelope, you’ll find it much easier to clear out your receipts, submit expenses, or locate and use your gift cards before they expire. You may also find a photo envelope helpful for carrying other things, too, like…photos.