About Us

Why a Shoebox?

Lynne Lepage

The shoebox is an important organizational tool for Lynne for their bookkeeping industry. There is a shoebox in front of her office so clients can put in all of their receipts and statements on a monthly basis.

The story behind Shoebox Services

A costly mistake by a local tree cutter was the catalyst that sparked the brainchild for Lynne’s business, Shoebox Services.

In the summer of 2007, Lynne and her husband were planning a summer vacation. Before leaving, they arranged to have a local business cut off some branches from a tree on their property. Since they were not going to be home at the time,  their neighbour phoned them to let them know that the tree cutter company was here and Lynne said they would pay the invoice after their vacation. Lynne and her husband returned home but the invoice never showed up. Lynne’s husband would have contacted the business but he could not remember the name. As an unfortunate result, a tree cutter in Kingston was not paid.

Lynne realized that there was a need in Kingston for bookkeeping support, and so she created… Shoebox Services!

To this day Lynne swears by the shoebox method. “If the tree cutter had had a shoebox to carry invoices, he would have been paid,” says Lynne.

I help clients get organized by using the shoebox method – putting all their receipts and business statements together in batches before dropping them into a shoebox. I can save you even more money when your documents are well sorted.”


Hire a bookkeeper. If you are starting a new business, it is recommended to hire a bookkeeper. A bookkeeper will provide you with accurate accounting business records, allowing you to focus on what you do best.