How to Organize for Taxes

how to organize for taxes

Every year I hear the frustrations of folks about tax season. While most of us hate doing our taxes and fear owing the IRS, not being able to find all the documents, receipts, and forms to even start the filing process, adds to the stress. In this segment of Organize Your Life, I share some simple tips on how to organize for taxes. And I do mean simple-I do mine with one file because I don't like it to be complicated! Set up files to gather receipts and deductible items Deductible purchases Charity ... [Continue Reading]

What I’m Reading and Why

what I'm reading and why

I recently cleaned out my bookshelves and it gave me time examine what I'm reading and why.  Let's start with the fact that I have A LOT of books. Why? Because I love books! As a little girl I read voraciously, mostly because I loved escaping into the worlds that fiction books offered me, but now as an adult, I find myself lost in books that help me become a better wife, mom, friend, and feed my creative side. I do indulge in a fiction book once or twice a year and Jodi Picoult sucks me in every time with her newest ... [Continue Reading]

Half Hour Organizing Project-Receipts

Some of you have already done your taxes, while the rest of us are still finding all the receipts we need to actually do the taxes! Either way, we need a system to gather all those receipts instead of a pile. In this Half Hour Organizing Project you are going to create the simplest way to organize receipts ever! There are many ways to organize receipts, but this is the most easy, most simple, and has the best follow through than any other system I have used.  If it's not easy to use, it's likely you won't keep doing ... [Continue Reading]

Organizing Crafts

organizing craft supplies

Whether you have a shelf or a closet or a whole room for craft supplies, you can use these variety of these tips for organizing crafts. On this segment of Organize Your Life, I'll show you affordable and DIY ways to organize your crafts with some portable solutions too! As with any organizing project, sort out what you have into categories- Ribbon, stickers, markers, pens, brushes, scissors, paper, tape, etc. Pick the containers that work best for your space- Tackle box for small items Egg container~spray ... [Continue Reading]

Half Hour Organizing Project-Organize One Shelf

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One of the reasons we don't get started on organizing projects is because it takes so much time to finish what we start.  This Half Hour Organizing Project tackles the concept of One Shelf. The video below shows you how to tackle one small space in 30 minutes at a time! You might not have the time to organize your closet, but you can organize one shelf in the closet. Or one small section of clothes. Or one drawer or one of something.  Sure, it's not much in the grand scheme of things,  but organizing one small ... [Continue Reading]