Each year in January I fuddle around trying to gather up all of last year’s tax information, and each and every year I vow not to be more organized next year. Well this is my year. I am going to take the first week of January to set up some new files to keep track of my business expenses, personal healthcare, car service receipts and kids schoolwork. The key is to put the file, or box or however you store your papers in an accessible place so you can easily put papers where they belong. Have a system so you always know where things go.
My favorite organizational tools are a set of small drawers for stashing bills, receipts and papers as they arrive. I also have a notebook in which I store important information from the town, school notices, phone numbers and warranties. I can always find the class list and recycling info, now if only I could remember where i put my keys!