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It’s almost March. Aka essentially a holding period between winter and being able to wear shorts again.
Just a couple weeks. But don’t let that down time go to waste. We partnered with H&R Block to officially declare this month the time to get organized, smarter. Your taxes aren’t the only thing that could be made easier with the right tools. March on.
Why it’s smart: Journaling, meet financial planning. This notebook lets you divide your cash up by labeled envelopes, so you know exactly how much you’re spending on what. Bonus: it’s fun to do, which makes it easier to stay on track. Bank on it.
Why it’s smart: This app lets every member of your group input what they’ve spent on joint expenses...and then it does the math for you. So you can say ‘bye’ to marked up receipts and wondering if you over (or under) paid. Vacation, all I ever wanted.
Why it’s smart: These reusable containers are made entirely from natural resources, primarily sand. Aka they’re 100% plastic-free. Plus, they’re microwave and dishwasher safe, and can even be used in the oven. Who says you can’t have it all?
Why it’s smart: So you wanna be a (tax) star. This is your chance. With H&R Block Online, uploading your docs is as easy as taking a picture. You can even get on-demand help from an expert whenever you need it. And it won’t break the bank. Ready, set, refund.
Why it’s smart: Welcome to the ultimate all-in-one kitchen tool. It unfolds to become a cutting board that also has storage for every ingredient you need. Oh, and there are tools hidden inside too – like a grater, zester, juicer, garlic crusher...we could go on. Dinner’s done.
Why it’s smart: Introducing (drumroll please) the end of rooting around. This is a phone case/wallet in bag form. Translation: it holds everything you need and nothing you don’t. And it looks good doing it. Yes, please.
Why it’s smart: Use this sorter to keep all things paper under control (think: your mail, financial paperwork, cards you want to send, etc). Its dainty look will make your previously unkempt paper situation look prepped and pretty. The dream.
Why it’s smart: Your drawers have found their soulmate. These boxes are made of soft felt that protects your stuff while keeping it organized. And you can combine them in different sizes to make them work for whatever space you have. Sock it to me.
Why it’s smart: This organizer sticks to whatever kind of wall you have. Think: glass, mirror, tile, or wood. And yes, it really sticks. Holds your toothbrush, makeup, shampoo, you name it...and leaves your counters free and clear. *sparkle emoji*
Why it’s smart: Prepare to feel very calm. The authors of this book believe that your home can be functional and look pretty. They teach you how to declutter, pare down your belongings, and create organizational systems that work for you. Marie Kondo who?
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