files for account statements (while the only people who really have to store their bank and credit card account statements with their tax paperwork are those taking business deductions, it’s still a good idea to have these documents organized and at the ready for tax time — you never know when you might need to…Click here for reuse options!
files for tax payments (most workers have their income tax payments withheld from a paycheck — but more and more people who could participate in withholding are opting to make monthly/quarterly estimated income tax payments the way we self-employed folks have always done, in order to avoid giving the IRS any more money than they…Click here for reuse options!
As everyone was busy updating Quickbooks and gathering receipts and filling out income tax forms last week, I solidly was not. In fact, I won’t worry about getting my tax papers to my accountant until sometime in early fall. What makes me so special? I file an automatic extension every year — on purpose.Click here for reuse options!
It’s almost April 15th, and everyone I know is knee-deep in paperwork, trying to get their tax returns filed on time. I can hear the blood pressure levels rising, even as I type! Tax time is incredibly stressful for a lot of folks — mostly because they have to hunt and dig to find all…Click here for reuse options!
never heard a client actually say “my stuff is me and if I let it go I don’t exist anymore” out loud, but it’s what they mean when they can’t let go of papers from school, stuff from a previous career, their children’s things doesn’t fit with your current lifestyle, let it goClick here for reuse options!
barbara hemphill talks about potential clutter — bicentennial quiltClick here for reuse options!
why do you feel guilty? who’s going to judge you? talk to themClick here for reuse options!
get off the guilt trip (another rationalization that I hear fairly regularly is, “Aunt Mildred gave that to me, she would be so disappointed/hurt/angry if I got rid of it.” — I can only respond by asking, “Who runs your life? You or your Aunt Mildred?” — the idea of keeping something that you have…Click here for reuse options!
ask if they actually want it — if so, give it to them nowClick here for reuse options!