I am the family accountant among other things, and I have been up to my ears in year-end financial paperwork. Usually, I am very organized, but when it came down to it, this year, I found that things were a bit of a mess.
About six weeks ago, I completely reorganized my office, paperwork and filing, after realizing that my office was a DISASTER AREA! I went through every single piece of paper (and believe me, that was probably equivalent to six or more reams of paper).
Using my handy Dymo Folder Labeler, I labeled each file folder, making them neater and easier to read, which makes them easier to file and of course easier to find! I created a desktop holding station out of a literature organizer which has 10 cubbies in which I can separate incoming mail into categories like: bills to pay, insurance forms, school paperwork, investments, taxes, 401k, coupons, shredding and catalogs.
In addition to doing the taxes I have to reconcile my medical flexible spending account, which is a nightmare! My zippered vinyl portfolio saved the day! It keeps everything in one place and nothing falls out when I tote it from home to car to office and back again. I hope that my new organized office helps me to stay on track this year, so I don't have to pull my hair out this time next year!