Now that you're almost done with last year's taxes (right?), it's the time to start thinking about tax prep for next year. If you haven’t already, designate a folder just for tax documents. Keep it handy all year. Add to it whenever you come across a donation receipt, property tax bill, anything from the IRS or Social Security, or anything else that’s relevant to your taxes other than obvious monthly bills and regular income. At the first of the year, you’ll add your W-2s, 1099s, and any other tax forms as you receive them. When you’re ready, everything will be in one place and ready to go to the accountant. Whew!
Amy is an entrepreneur, and has been a successful designer and business owner since 1996. With an architect father and interior designer mother, she's been thinking about how to make a home work all her life. As a child, she loved organizing her closet and found designing her dollhouse more appealing than playing with dolls. She went on to graduate from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in industrial design. Due to the breadth of her design education, she’s able to assess a room as a whole and instinctively know how to make it work better. Evaluating the contents and functionality of a space is second nature to her.