Keeping organized: Get ready for tax season

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – While tax season is months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about it, and that includes any potential write-offs concerning charitable donations. Organizing expert Andi Willis is back to help you with ways you can give back, and help yourself at the same time.

Andi suggests keeping a box around the closet, especially if you have children that are constantly outgrowing their clothes. By doing this throughout the year, you won’t have a backlog of unwanted garments to slog through. You can also use it for things you simply just don’t want anymore.

Approximating donations on your tax forms won’t cut it these days, so you’ll need some kind of a list. You can takes picture of your items if that’s easier for you, but a basic notepad kept in a handy place is really all you need for documentation.

Now it’s time to pack everything into a box or an old shopping bag and take it to a charity of your choice. Whether it’s Goodwill, or a local church thrift store, you’ll need to make sure to get a receipt from them before you head home. You can then place that receipt in a tax folder and file it away come April.

From more tips to help keep your life organized, you can visit Andi’s website at

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