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Deo of [ real neat ], a professional organizer in Georgetown Kentucky,
has done a wonderful job collecting helpful organizing resources.
She has a marvelous list of check list web sites. I could have
copied the same list onto my web site but I wanted to give her credit
for doing the leg work. Enjoy. Here is her resources
If the link doesn't work for you, just go to her main page, www.realneat.com
and click on her resources page.
You've made the decisions or you're ready to make the decisions to part with stuff but then what? How do you actually get the stuff OUT. A few things come into play such as; "Gee, it would be nice to recoup some of my money.", "I could use a nice tax deduction", "I'd just like to find someone to LOVE my stuff as much as I do." Here's a little help on all fronts:
more information on proper care of flags:
Yes, it's that important. If given the chance, Americans want to buy
American made products. We can quality at extremely reasonable
prices from the following manufacturers:
Box Accident Information Card It's very difficult to think
straight when you've been in a fender bender. This is especially
true if you have teenage drivers in your home. Having all the
vital information is key to resolving claims quickly. Print out on
card stock. Have several in each vehicle.
, & http://www.pueblo.gsa.gov/specpubs.htm#MM
, The Federal Citizen Information Center in Pueblo Colorado has an
incredible bank of consumer information, most of which is downloadable
at no cost.
Storage and Preparation
clutter is one of the biggest problems people have in their homes.
Information is your best tool in making decisions.
Keep or Toss?
How long do I have to keep my bank statements, credit card statements, investment stuff and tax records? Most of us could figure out what to do with our papers if we just have the right information at our finger tips. Here are a few things that will help you.
IRS Tax Publication 552, Record Keeping for Individuals
Keeping Household Records, The Federal Citizen Information Center, Pueblo, CO
Proper Care of your Shredder, by Linda Ely Durham
Records Retention Schedule, by Linda Ely Durham
Organizing medical paperwork is one of the most arduous kinds of home papers to understand, organize and manage. The following form may help you keep track of how much you have paid to physicians/providers/medical institutions:
Medical Expense Calculator (xls version)
Medical Expense Form (pdf version)
There is a line provided for you to enter your physician/provider/medical institution. Each month, tally your amount paid to each physician/provider/medical institution. Enter physician/provider/medical institution name in column A, enter total amount paid to that physician/provider/medical institution in the appropriate month block. If you tally your medical expenses paid and enter them into this form each month, it will keep a running total by provider or by month and will give your year end totals.
If your record keeping needs are complicated or extensive, you may wish to purchase;
Quicken Medical Expense Manager, from the makers of Turbo Tax™. www.Intuit.com.
For help processing your insurance claim and flexible spending claims:
Insurance Claims Made Easier by Linda Ely Durham
Insurance Terminology For Families, as appears on the University of Chicago, Illinois web site.
Safe Deposit Contents, by Linda Ely Durham
http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/ IRS Tax forms and publications. This is an excellent source of income tax information. It's very user friendly. You can search for publications and forms by number or by subject.
Donation record keeping
Donation check list, by Linda Durham
Getting Maximum Donation Value For Taxes, by Linda Ely Durham
www.ItsDeductible.com, Fail-proof tax donation resource
IRS Publication 526
IRS Publication 561
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some reason, when one part of your life is out of control, everything
seems to follow. To help you see how your time, calories and money
are spent, try logging
each for a day or so. See the problem is the first step in fixing
Here are a few things that can help you if you are considering a career as
a professional organizer.
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