I discovered something totally fab last week. It is called Lemon. You might think that I have rediscovered the amazing powers of lemon. I adore lemons! I enjoy lemon in my hot water with fresh ginger in the morning. I have never tried a lemon dessert that I did not like. However, the lemon I fell in love with this time is completely different…it is for receipts and organizing… And it is quite appropriately related to our Boot Camp project for this week. Lemon is a receipt management tool!
I cannot say it better than the way Lemon describes itself: “Lemon collects all of your receipts, paper and digital, into one simple and secure place, so you can be organized and know exactly where you’re spending your money. Lemon works by connecting all the computers, phones and tablets that you use daily, allowing you to send all of your receipts to one place and then access them from any other.”
There are two ways in which you can save your receipts to Lemon:
- email a receipt from an online purchase to your email@example.com
- snap a pic of your paper receipt (even if is quite long) with your smartphone or your iPhone and the free app will do the rest of the work for you.
Once your receipts are saved to Lemon, you can tag expenses by categories. So, if you wanted to know how much you spend on groceries per month or the amount of your monthly budget going towards expensive lattes, Lemon will have the answer. While the most important features are totally free, if you want to be able to generate reports, export data, or upload unlimited receipts, you will need to upgrade to a $9 per month or $50 per year option. However, most of us will benefit greatly from the basic free version.
Try it out! You might be able to shed receipt clutter, get better organized, and feel more in control of your spending. Who knows, you might find it “refreshing!”
Have you discovered an app or a program that is helping you get more organized? Tell me!