I took Rachel from SmallNotebook’s advice and decided to simplify the way we filed our papers. For the last few years, we’ve been using this:Sure, it’s effective, but it’s not exactly what you’d call pretty. We also can’t use the handle because the lock unclasps and it falls open. I wanted something smaller and more user-friendly. So yesterday, I went out and bought this:It’s lightweight but large enough to hold all we need.
After about an hour of going through papers and putting the ones we kept into piles, I slipped them inside and called it good. Organizing paper is not my idea of fun, so I wanted to keep it simple. I didn’t want some complicated, color-coded, label-maker covered filing system; I don’t mind fun or pretty, but let’s be honest, it holds paper. The main goal is functionality.
Added bonus: it also holds all my music, so I was able to throw out my tattered and abused music folder.
What’s your filing system and how can you simplify it?