Feeling Disorganized This Tax Season? doxo Rankings Show You’re Not Alone

April 3, 2012

Listing of the Most Organized Cities Reveals Which Are Really Winning the Battle against Clutter

SEATTLE-- April 3, 2012 -- Tax season is upon us, a time when most Americans are thinking back wistfully on that forgotten New Year’s resolution to get more organized, and feeling overwhelmed in their daily battle against clutter. New rankings released today from doxo, the all-in-one digital file cabinet and e-payment solution focused on helping consumers stay organized, show that Bostonians may have a leg up on the rest of the country this tax season.

Boston is a city bent on winning and thankfully, they didn’t have to wait 86 years for this title. The Massachusetts capital ranked as the number one “Most Organized City” of the 25 largest US Metros, based on the doxo Organization Index1 (dOI) which analyzes key organization indicators including a city’s propensity for recycling, fighting junk mail, and prompt filing of tax returns, with special bonus points for the most organized sock drawers. Beantown residents scored 97.7 out of 100 total points on the Index to bring home the title of most organized city. Residents of Houston, TX, on the other hand, seem to be dealing with relatively high disarray in their lives this tax season, coming in at the number 25 spot with a score of only 57.3. See the full rankings below.

“Competition amongst major metros was fierce in our first year of compiling the dOI Rankings with several cities vying for the number one spot, and sock drawer organization proved to be a critical factor for several,” said Steve Shivers, co-founder and CEO of doxo. “We’re all overwhelmed with junk mail, and every year at tax time, most of us vow ‘next year will be different.’

The “Most Organized City” rankings and their overall doxo Organizational Index scores are:

dOI RANK Metro Area dOI Score
1 Boston, MA 97.7
2 Raleigh, NC 95.7
3 Miami, FL 90.1
4 Sacramento CA 89.2
5 Tampa, FL 87.4
6 Orlando, FL 86.2
T7 Los Angeles, CA 86.1
T7 San Francisco, CA 86.1
9 Charlotte, NC 86.0
10 Philadelphia, PA 82.8
11 New York, NY 79.2
12 Pittsburgh, PA 78.4
13 Cleveland, OH 77.4
14 Denver, CO 75.8
15 St. Louis, MO 75.0
16 Minneapolis, MN 74.1
17 Seattle, WA 74.0
18 Phoenix, AZ 72.4
19 Chicago, IL 71.1
20 Portland, OR 69.8
21 Dallas, TX 67.2
22 Washington, D.C 66.2
23 Atlanta, GA 63.6
24 Detroit, MI 58.1
25 Houston, TX 57.3

 

“We wanted to recognize some of the places where organization is a priority,” continued Shivers. “So, for those of you that can’t even read this because you are buried up to your eyeballs in paper clutter – April 16th is your chance to make good on that promise to be more organized in the coming year.”

Residents of the Sunshine and Golden States should have a rosy outlook this tax season, with three cities in both Florida and California cities making the top 10. North Carolina followed close behind with both Raleigh and Charlotte in the upper rankings. Texas, on the other hand, has some work to do with two cities ranking in the bottom five.

For individuals looking to improve their personal organization index, doxo is the perfect tool. At doxo you can set up your free digital file cabinet to manage all your household accounts and important documents—from auto policies and insurance statements to warranties and receipts. Documents can be filed, printed, or downloaded at any time, and are securely stored forever. With doxo Mobile, your file cabinet and critical info is with you in your pocket all the time. Users can set up their free digital file cabinets today by going to www.doxo.com, or download the doxo mobile app by visiting doxo.com/iphone.

And when businesses join doxo, organization becomes even easier, enabling customers to connect directly from their digital file cabinets to turn off paper mail, receive their critical documents, and make payments. Innovative businesses including AT&T, Sprint, Puget Sound Energy, Sound Community Bank, Kansas City Power & Light, and Oregon Federal Credit Union are already on the network and more are joining every month. Businesses can learn more about using doxo to connect and interact with customers at doxoConnect.com.

About doxo

doxo is the easiest way for businesses and customers to Connect and interact. doxo provides consumers a digital file cabinet that makes it simple to organize household accounts and store important documents from multiple providers all in one place. For businesses, joining doxo makes it easy to connect and interact with customers, deliver documents paperlessly, and get paid with doxoPAY. Every month thousands of customers and businesses are connecting and going paper-free on doxo, dramatically reducing payment, paper, and postage costs and eliminating environmental waste. doxo investors include leading venture firms Mohr Davidow Ventures, Sigma Partners, and Bezos Expeditions, the venture investment fund of Jeff Bezos. doxo has been recognized as a Red Herring Top 100 for 2011, a Best of the Web by NetBanker, American Business Awards New Product of the Year, and the 2011 AlwaysOn OnDemand Top 100 Private Companies. doxo is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. More information can be found at www.doxo.com. The doxo iPhone app is available at doxo.com/iphone.

1 The doxo Organization Index (dOI) ranks major U.S. cities based on a number of key organization factors, including recycling rates, individual income tax filing timeliness, junk mail cancellations, concentration of members of the National Association of Professional Organizers, with bonus points awarded to cities for sock drawer organization as well as cities with the greatest number of unique providers and documents uploaded in users doxo accounts. Boston ranked first on the list with an index of 97.7 as compared with 71 for Houston, the 25th city on the Index.