Where should I start if I want to get my home office more organized? Start with purging the paperwork pile-up on the desktop. Even though papers from every direction and multiple aspects of your life (work, personal, kids, pets, family, home info, etc.), there are only three categories of information: action, reference, and archive. Action
This group includes paperwork and requires you to do something with it, then it passes to someplace else (a file, back to the sender, et
September is National Preparedness Month. And we all know that one of the major benefits of being organized is being prepared - for anything. Natural disaster, theft, accident…anything can happen. And if your financial documents are organized, your computer is backed up, your household is prepared for an emergency - fabulous. Pat yourself on the back. But if not, remember this: a little preparation will take you a long way. You can check out the great resources on the website
Is your financial paperwork a jumbled mess? If you answered "yes," you're certainly not alone. The good news is that there are many simple things you can do to better organize your bank statements, receipts and even your bookkeeping-related paraphernalia. Continue reading to learn more. The task is probably easier than you think. Think about Going Electronic If you haven't already done so, one of the first things to do on your quest to get organized: consider going electronic
There is always a constant balance (okay, struggle) between keeping paperwork "just in case" and freeing yourself from the clutter. There are many reasons to keep records - for tax back-up, insurance purposes, marriage or divorce, or getting a loan. Good record keeping will help you identifying your sources of income, keep track of your expenses and keep track of the basis of your property and help you file tax returns. But really, how long do we need to keep all this stuff?