Tax season is almost upon us, which means envelope upon envelope of W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, and 1097s are about to start to piling up on every available surface. Unfortunately, to prepare one’s taxes, one must open all of these envelopes, a daunting task even for those who are not prone to paper cuts.
In order to help facilitate your envelope-opening for tax season, we inventoried, analyzed, and scored the most common household letter-opening tools, gadgets, and gizmos to determine which is best suited to tackle the onslaught of mail this time of year. And, spoiler alert: PocketMonkey, the credit-card multi-tool in everyone’s wallet, featuring none other than a dedicated letter opener, takes the cake.
CONS - … but possibly also your fingers.
CONS - … but might not open the envelope.
CONS - … if you can find them.
Ease of finding: 3
CONS - … but susceptible to paper cuts
CONS - … but you always end up drawing on whatever’s inside the envelope
Stray Pen Marks: 2
CONS - … if this were 1950
You know where to buy one: 0
CONS - Too cute.
Well, there you have it, folks: PocketMonkey, the credit-card multi-tool who's always on hand, is the tool for tax season.