Digitwirl: Personal Scanner

I have a confession to make: my husband and I just finished our 2009 taxes about a month ago. Yep, you heard that right. We finished our 2009 taxes in 2011. Nice, huh?

Here’s hoping Carley’s latest Digitwirl helps us get our 2010 tax act together a little earlier. As a gadget-lover who also appreciates organization and simplicity, I love how small and light this thing is. Weighing in at less than a pound, and smaller than a three-hole punch? Yes, please!

Aside from taxes, I can see this coming in handy for the medical receipts I need to save for our HSA. And I love Carley’s idea about using it for kids’ artwork as well! I just went through a somewhat painful and time-consuming process with my five-year-old in which we had to decide which super-special artwork we wanted to put in the archives, and which pieces needed to go to, uh…that great recycling bin in the sky. It would be great to scan some of those things we’d like to look at again later, but don’t have room to store. (SERIOUSLY. My kids generate so much artwork, I feel like I’m personally responsible for more deforestation than any other human on the planet.)

So, without further ado: NeatReceipts. Enjoy the twirl!

Digitwirl: A Personal Scanner that Organizes My Receipts? Neat!

Whoops, taxes are due April 15th and you still have your receipts “filed” in a shoe box. You’re trying to put in for medical expenses and can’t find the bills. Sound familiar? If you’re looking to transform that wild pile into organized digital files you’re going to love our how-to video for NeatReceipts. We couldn’t believe what a beast this tiny gadget (it weighs less than a pound) was when it came to scanning receipts, business cards, important forms — even our kids artwork — to create searchable pdf files.

As if that wasn’t cool enough, the NeatWorks software helps create IRS-friendly reports that make it super easy for your accountant to do your taxes. And easier for them equals cheaper for you. We likey.

Digitwirl is the weekly web show that offers simple solutions to modern day problems.  In 3-minutes, Digitwirl brings busy women the very best time, money, and sanity-saving technology, and then teaches them how to use it, step-by-step.  Digitwirl was created by technology lifestyle expert Carley Knobloch, who uses lots of technology to manage her busy life as mom of two and entrepreneur.  Subscribe to get weekly show alerts and exclusive deals at Digitwirl.com, or follow Digitwirl on Twitter at @digitwirlr.