Tax season… fun?! I know it sounds impossible but today I’m going to share some ways to get through tax season with the least amount of pain possible.

Staples Canada recently sent me a tax “pain reliever basket” and it got me thinking, what else I would use to make tax season “fun” and painless.

Disclosure: I received product samples from Staples Canada for the purpose of this posting. No other compensation was received. All opinions on this blog are my own. More information about my disclosure policy can be found HERE.

Staples included a lot of goodies in their tax time pain reliever basket… from TurboTax software, to an “Easy” button, to a bottle of Tylenol! However, there’s a few other things I would use to make tax season more bearable. Here’s my wish list (most can be found and purchased at Staples Canada of course):

A Filing System

You’ve got to keep all those receipts and documents organized, right? Since we don’t have lots of documentation I would opt for an expandable pocket file system. Each pocket could contain it’s own year’s worth of tax documentation. I especially love the Cardinal pocket file system… it’s so cute!


You need these to further organize your pocket file system! The cuter the files, the better! I especially love the Martha Stewart files, they are gorgeous!

Post-it Notes

When do we not need Post-it notes?

Really Good Pens

I loooooove a really good pen. Currently my favourite pen is the uni-ball Jetstream Rollerball. The ink flows so easily out of it.


Whether it’s your iPod, cell phone, or computer, make sure you’re streaming some fantastic music to keep you motivated and on task!


Because let’s face it, taxes aren’t the most energizing of chores to do!

Staples Canada would like to help you out this tax season. They are offering one lucky reader a copy of Turbo Tax Standard 2013.

So tell me, what would you put in your tax time survival kit?

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Author of My Kitchen, My Classroom: An Introduction to Homeschool and creator of The Deliberate Mom. Jennifer writes about parenting, homeschooling, her faith, and life with her husband and two girls. Jennifer has a Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration Degree with a specialization in Early Learning in Child Care.

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