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by Dianna Ranere

Let SMEAD Help You Get Organized This Tax Season!

Remember that girl in school that always had her folders labeled, color-coded and neatly organized? Well, that girl was me.  I have always had a thing for organization as far as school or work was concerned. There is just something about buying new products from the office store and getting them home to get your self organized. There’s also a sense of accomplishment having everything at your fingertips.

Now that Tax time is here, many people find themselves tearing through stacks of papers or boxes full of receipts, and important papers, all trying to gather the information needed to be able to file. It is a pain. I am guilty too, you see, I get organized at the beginning of the year, but then things just sort of blow up and fall to the wayside by the end of the year.

That is where SMEAD comes in and helps save your day.  Not only can you learn about how to get started organizing your tax info on the SMEAD ORGANOMICS website, you will also learn exactly what you need to be saving. Let’s face it, taxes are confusing, and if you work from home or for yourself like I do, it’s even more confusing. Learn what you need keep track of.  Another great feature of the site are the printable checklists, I love these for all of the other areas of my life that need organizing.

So what if you are an Organized Annie and have all of the important papers you need for tax season, where do you keep them? SMEAD has a great Tax Organizer that can hold all of your papers and help you keep track of what you need to be saving. The folder is sleek and made specifically to fit inside your file cabinet or on a bookshelf. The folder contains 6 pockets,  instructions on how to use it on the inside cover as well as a Tax Checklist, so you know for sure you have everything you need. It also comes with pre-printed labels and blank labels that can be used up to the year 2014. The little pockets inside are perfect for your papers and hold everything firmly in place.  I look forward to only taking this folder when I go to my tax professional, instead of a messy stack of papers.

During the year, you can help stay organized by using the Kraft Expanding Files product. This is an accordion style folder that has 12 pockets – January – December, and can hold up to 900+ sheets of paper. The perfect way to keep organized throughout the year and again, very easy to carry with you should you need it.

You can find Kraft Expanding Files at Walmart and The Tax Organizer is available at Office Depot and Amazon. You can check the product locator tab to find more places to purchase both of these products.

Here’s to getting organized in 2011!

Disclosure: I was provided with Smead products to review and gift card for my time. My reviews and recommendations are always my own and represent my genuinely held opinions.