When you hear the word “file”, what do you think of? What image pops in your head?
There is actually more than one way to file your papers. The traditional method of file folders and file drawers is only one option. You don’t have to file the way your mother did. Choose what works for you! Here are just two other options:
1. PileSmart® – a Pendaflex® product
Remember the Pilot from my other blog post, Three Personality Types of Paper Mania? Well this is the product for that person. The PileSmart® Organizer features a clear lucite tray that is open on two side. There are 6 plastic dividers, with end and side tabs that are easily seen as you stack things vertically. The dividers are very sturdy so you can lift up a stack by the divider tab and retrieve papers when needed. In addition to allowing you to color code your stacks, the labels on each divider are durable and are “write-and erase”, which means you can use re-use them after a stack is purged. Nifty product, huh? You can get it online at Amazon.
Yes, binders! They are not just for school anymore… You can use binders with dividers to keep categories of paperwork manageable. Don’t relish the thought of hole punching and/or pinched finger accidents? That’s okay; use plastic pockets in the binders. This will enable you to quickly “file” your papers away. Binders can be stored on shelves, in file drawers, or archived in boxes. You can also color code your binder, if that’s what you like to do or purchase colors that match your office décor, looking sleek and orderly on a bookcase or credenza.
These are just two options for filing the papers you keep. Would love to hear how you manage your papers, please leave a comment.
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