Warranties and Manual Wrangle

It’s still under warranty, but can you find the receipt?
You bought your vacuum cleaner a while ago and it was working perfectly until today! Now it’s not working at all!
‘Phew, lucky it’s still under warranty!’ you think, just as you begin to wonder where the heck you put the receipt. You can remember the store, you know you bought it just after last year’s birthday. You know you used your birthday cash to pay for it.
The receipt is one of those little cash register ones that oh-so-easily gets lost. If you don’ t find the receipt the chances of getting a new vacuum cleaner are totally dashed!
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Paper Flow System to the rescue!
Follow these 8 steps every time you purchase something new and be sure your warranties are always honoured:
1. Open box and remove all contents
2. Use a date stamp to date every piece of paperwork including the receipt
3. Staple your receipt to the warranty card and fill in any details – scan these if you like
4. Place all your paperwork into a plastic pocket
5. Label the spine of your plastic pocket
6. Place plastic pocket into your Warranties and Manuals magazine box
7. Place your Warranties and Manuals magazine box with your Reference Files
8. Label all other components including cables

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It’s easy when you know how! Let us know how you resolves your ‘where’s the receipt?’ dilemma!
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This article was written by MaryAnne Bennie BEd MBus is Australia’s organising guru, founder of in8 home office and life organising and creator of the Paper Flow® and in8®steps systems. She wrote Paper Flow your ultimate guide to making paperwork easy  and  From Stuffed to Sorted your essential guide to organising, room by room.
MaryAnne is an engaging speaker and trainer and can be contacted at maryanne@paperflow.com.au or +61 (0)418 597 297
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