Tax Season Relaxation: Create a Den of Bliss and Enter to Win $100

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Tax season makes me mental. Making sure I gather all of my receipts, deduct my charitable giving and total my W-2's correctly is way too much math for me. So before I dust off my tax prep software, dot my i's and check my sums, I need to create a relaxing environment. I can't help it. These things stress me out. I don't even balance a checkbook (sorry, Mom. That's why BOA has a website).

Before you work yourself up in a tizzy stressing about April 15th, take a deep breath, relax your shoulders and create a space that makes you feel cozy and relaxed. No, I'm not kidding. Tax time is full of confusion and crossed fingers for me. (Come on, REFUND!) You need a safe space to retreat to while you anxiously check to make sure you didn't miss a deduction.

While you should probably save most of your refund for a rainy day, consider splurging on something that will transport you to a more tranquil state of mind so that, next year, you won't feel so stressed out before tax day. Messy things stress me out, which is unfortunate, as I'm fairly messy. Here is how I would create tax return bliss:

Here's how I'd transform my boring bedroom into a den of relaxation:

Hire decluttering service.
Stock vanity with Kiehl's products
Buy very plush bathrobe & slippers
Trick husband into practicing argan oil scalp massages


I would just retreat to Sephora and pick out a few things to take my mind off of all of the receipts I'm missing. Maybe a little skincare treat from Dr. Gross  and the Esperanza Palette from Kat Von D (which only adds to my decluttering issues, but I'm an instant gratification kind of girl).

Stop worrying about taxes and enter the Tax Season Sweepstakes to win a $100 e-gift card! Then you can start to create your very own sanctuary (or just treat yourself). To get started, check out season tax deals for steals on tax prep software and then leave a comment to be entered to win a $100 e-gift card.  You now have no excuse to ask for that extension!

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  1. Your mom is the checkbook balancing queen. I remember her taking me to Target when I was 17 and in Maryland and I bought something, and she made sure I balanced my checkbook in the car after the purchase. She doesn't kid around when it comes to those things!

    1. Your mom sounds like me... *blushing face*

  2. It drives me crazy when my friends are all, "FREE MONEY" when they get their returns. "It's YOUR money, and the government didn't pay you one cent interest for borrowing it!!" I holler. Or used to, anyway. Oy vey. If there was no withholding, and we all had to write a check out at the end of the year, there would be a revolt.


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