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Tips & Tricks, February 2016

“Better Late Than Never.”

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are your christmas decorations still upAre your Holiday decorations still up? No worries – that just means you’re in good company. Many of my clients still have their decorations up for a variety of reasons. Some say that it makes them happy to see them. Some say that they don’t have the energy to put them away. And, the last group says that there’s no room to put them anywhere. No matter the reason, it’s not too late to deal with your decorations. TIP TO THE WISE – as you put them away, take a moment to get rid of the ones that never made it out of the box. It’s ok. Offer them to family or friends with the stipulation that that they must pick them up within the week. Who’s with me on this?

taxesTime for Taxes!

How is it that Tax Time comes around so quickly? How many of us resolve to do a better job documenting expenses  throughout the year so that Tax Time is not so stressful….but how many of us actually make the changes in a timely manner? Remember – it’s progress, not perfection and you can start making changes now so that tax time is more….fun?
A few recommendations to make next year easier:
    • When something comes in the mail and it’s tax related, pop it in a file same day – no build up allowed.
    • If you don’t have a file, make one. Even though I’m not a big fan of accordion files, you can use an accordion file to store any tax related receipts. Sample categories would be Charitable donations, Property tax bills, Major Purchases, Income, Childcare expenses, Work related deductible expenses, HSA account, Health related expenses. If you aren’t sure of your categories, just look at the nearest pile of papers and start sorting – whatever piles you have would make excellent categories.
    • You don’t have to be a computer whiz to start a list on the computer and add to it every time you make a business-related expense.
    • Mark on your calendar, once a month, to catch up on uncatalogued receipts.
    • If you don’t have a lot of room in your drawers,remove past years from the immediate area. You do not need to have your tax files from 1973 or even 2003 in your best areas of the house. ALL the time files are placed in the best locations. “Sit and rot” files can be stored far away…..or even better, consider shredding.

angiesThank you!!

Aim 4 Order was just awarded the 2015 Super Service Award from Angie’s List. We greatly appreciate our clients who take the time to acknowledge our work on Angie’s List.  You’re at the top of our list, too!!

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Cindy Bernstein, Owner and Professional Organizer
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