What Professional Organizers Say You Shouldn't Throw Away
In general, when it comes to receipts, Weinstock's advice is to throw them away when you get home. The exception: receipts for clothing you're not planning to wear right away (such as a winter coat when it's only August) or that you need a second opinion on (e.g., a dress for a big party). She suggests stashing them in an envelope marked "clothing receipts" and reviewing them every 60 to 90 days (every store has a different policy; you can set a reminder on your phone). That way, if you decide you actually don't love that blouse you bought on (not final) sale and it's still hanging in your closet, tags attached and unworn, you can return it.