Friday, January 11, 2013

A Favorite Thing

I am grateful that I had the freedom and time and silence to work on my paperwork without interruptions.

Sorta, necessary, 'have to do but put it off' not so favorite thing.

I am a reseller in an Antiques Mall which many of my blog friends already know. 

Thank you (again) Centsational Girl for providing a tutorial here for using Pixlr Express to make an overlay for a title.

Tax season is approaching. Its been a looong week of dealing with 'I am so behind in record keeping' paper work. 

The good thing is this is what I can glance at while I am working.

First I had to take off all sold inventory (and I was behind 7 months in taking inventory off). Worked on it number by number, hour after hour, day after day and its finished to end of November. (December sales accounts haven't arrived yet.) Note to self - take inventory off each month (used to do that but didn't this year, stuff happened). Didn't take any pictures.

Next - sorted all business receipts by month, entered into an Accounting program. Filed receipts in envelopes by month. Love seeing an empty receipts basket.

Then - 'all removed stock tags' had to be sorted by number code and removed from stock inventory, one by one. I first sorted them by 'same code' which speeds up removal. The removed stock has been donated to charity shops.

Not finished yet but getting there.

An organized beginning for getting the tax paperwork organized for the accountant. Still a lot of numbers to collect, record and put into the correct categories.

Last January (my word of 2012 was Organization) I wrote a post about Labels.

Sharing with Claudia of Mockingbird Hill Cottage: A Favorite Thing, Rooted in Thyme, Linda of A La Carte Gratitude Sunday, Nifty Thrifty Things, Sunny Simple Sunday, Boogieboard Cottage, Homemaker on a Dime, Under The Table and Dreaming


  1. Ugh, does not look like fun, but you at least have a good start :)

  2. You look pretty organized to me...I need to get better at this, it usually takes me a solid week of work at tax time!

  3. Wow Joy! I would say that you made some great progress! You must feel so good with what you have done so far!? Wishing you a wonderful weekend and Happy 2013! Angie xo

  4. Ha! Organization is always my intention and yet I never seem to get there. I'm sure the process would be easier if done monthly but thankfully you've pretty much caught up and can breathe a sigh of relief. It's a whole new year to get organized. :) Best wishes, Tammy

  5. What a lot of work yet it's got to feel wonderful putting such a dent in it! :)

  6. Paper work is my least favorite thing to do. But, we have to do what we have to do don't we?
    Susan and Bentley

  7. Can you come to my house and work your paperwork magic! Paperwork is the worst job... you make it almost look fun... I said almost!!! Great and motivating post!

  8. Good for you. You must be selling a lot.

  9. Oh, goodness. You are doing the kind of work that makes me crazy. But it must be done! You can do overlays like the one you used here on PicMonkey as well.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  10. I can so relate! We own a small business and paperwork is always are least favorite job. thanks for an informative post! Visting from Gratitude Sunday.

  11. I'm so glad you have made a good start on you paperwork. I know it's a big job and something that has to be done. Thanks for linking up with Gratitude Sunday.
    hugs, Linda

  12. Oooooooooohhh, this just makes me think about my own tax paperwork that I need to get busy on. Ugh, I hate it!

  13. Hi, Great post. I found you through the blog hop. Now following you.Please stop by and say hi when you get a chance.
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  14. Hi Joy ... I know what you are going through. That is why I quit my business. Just did not want to worry with all that record keeping anymore. I miss it, but am happy to be free of the worry. You seem to be organized enough to keep things straight.
    Blessings, my friend.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treaseurs

  15. Thanks for the inspirational post to start getting organized. You have inspired us all. Thanks for sharing at Simple & Sweet Fridays.



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