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I may have my own baking blog, but that doesn’t stop me from being addicted to plenty of others too. I hit print a ridiculous number of times when I spend an hour or two visiting my favorite food blogs around the web.I’m also a magazine hoarder and have piles of culinary magazines.

I often wonder, does everyone’s office look like mine? Stacks and stacks of cookbooks, printed recipes, culinary magazines, and web addresses written on post-it notes. I fully admit it: Not only do I have baking addiction, but a recipe reading addiction too.

Brian started (and so did I, if I’m honest) to get a little cranky at all the paper taking over our lives. Right around the same time I was given a box of my Nana’s recipes, I started to think that what I really needed was a way to “back up” all this paper – maybe to the point of being able to get rid of the majority of it all together, but also to keep my Nana’s precious handwritten recipes safe in duplicate form.

Fate intervened, and The Neat Company, maker of the NeatDesk digital scanner and filing system, offered to let me try out their ingenious solution to my incredibly cluttered workspace. The day it arrived, we unboxed it and had it set up in about 15 minutes. It was fast and incredibly simple to get started. I sat in my office and scanned every single 2011 receipt and then started in on the recipes.

I’m now a organizational fool because The NeatDesk allows me to scan in a variety of documents and makes each of them completely searchable. So that stack of torn out magazine recipes and printed online recipes can not only be scanned in, but you’ll be able to find the recipe with ease. No more searching for hours to find that one elusive recipe I bought all the ingredients for and now can’t find. One quick search on my computer, and it’s on the screen, ready for making. And since I often take my laptop into the kitchen, there’s no need to print it either.

I have a feeling my accountant is going to love me come tax season because the NeatDesk also works with Quickbooks and Quicken. Scan in your receipts, select the appropriate categories for your purchase and that’s it!

In a matter of a few hours hours, I was able to scan all the paperwork that was continuously threatening to take over my kitchen and office. Everything is now streamlined and I can actually sit down and work without having to move piles of paperwork, receipts, and binders out of the way first. Sounds pretty fantastic, right?

Neat Receipts is being super awesome and offering the chance for one MBA reader to the ability to tame their paper monster. You could win a NeatDesk digital scanner and filing system! Want to learn about the NeatDesk digital scanner and filing system? Check out this detailed video introduction.

How do you win?

{Main Entry-Required}
Visit Neat Receipt’s product page. Let me know, which of their Neat Receipt solution would work best in your life, and why? Please be specific. “scanner for Windows” will not count.

Want extra entries?

Each item you do will get you ONE chance to win (for a total of 5 chances), if you ALREADY do any of these things, they DO count! So make sure to comment for each item! You MUST leave each entry as a separate comment or only one comment will count!
1. Join The Neat Company on Facebook.
2. Join My Baking Addiction on Facebook.
3. Follow @bakingaddiction and @NeatCompany on Twitter and tweet the following statement then come back to this post and tell us you tweeted.

Tame your paper monster! Enter to win a NeatDesk Scanner from @bakingaddiction and @NeatCompany! Enter here:

4. Subscribe to My Baking Addiction’s email updates. This is different than the MBA RSS feed! When you click the link, you will see “Get My Baking Addiction Delivered By Email.” Once you subscribe to the email updates, you will get an emailing confirming your subscription

Important Details:

-This giveaway is open to USA residents only and will run until Sunday, June 19th at 11:59 pm EST.
-Winner(s) will be generated via a random number generator software program. Winner will be notified via the contact email provided on the comment contact form.
-Winner(s) will have until 6/23/11 to claim their NeatDesk digital scanner and filing system or we will choose another winner.
-Winner will receive one  NeatDesk Scanner and Software {$399.99 value}. Product will be shipped by The Neat Company.
-See Official Giveaway Rules


This giveaway is provided to you by The Neat Company. The views and opinions expressed on My Baking Addiction are purely my own and based upon my personal experiences with the NeatDesk Scanner and Software. I was given the product(s) free of charge; however, I was not monetarily compensated for a positive review or giveaway.


  1. lori says:

    Always loved your blog-but just liked you on FB too

  2. Lori says:

    Would love the neatdesk scanner-have way too many recipes to organize

  3. Jill @ Dulce Dough says:

    I subscribe to MBA email updates!

  4. Jill @ Dulce Dough says:

    I “like” MBA on Facebook

  5. Jill @ Dulce Dough says:

    I “like” The Neat Company on Facebook.

  6. Jill @ Dulce Dough says:

    The NeatDesk Desktop Scanner + Digital Filing System for Windows would work best for me because it not only scans receipts but also keeps track of expenses and the data can even be exported to TurboTax!

  7. Susan Moseley says:

    Follow Neat Company on Twitter as @OwlOfLight

  8. Susan Moseley says:

    Follow you on Twitter as @OwlOfLight

  9. Susan Moseley says:

    I like you on Facebook