You can use the separations for binders (1 inch is best), large envelopes, or portfolios. The slant is perfect, and you can keep different sizes with the larger in back.
You can also keep cookbooks, owners manuals, index cards, tablets or envelopes in there, too. N-JOY!
By Sandi from Salem, OR
I use clear separator sheets that I insert contact information for each section. For instance my life insurance I have the name, address and telephone number of who to contact and how much the life insurance pay out should be.
My husband and I are not the only ones that know about these binders. I have shared our binders with each of our grown kids. That way if one of us passes away or we are not able to handle our own business and the other is not able to handle the financial side the thought is one of our kids can step in and assist. They have thought this is such a good idea that they have started their own binders.
Source: We've done this for years.
By GrannyGoff from Concord, NC
I ran across this tip that I got from someone years ago and never thought of it till just recently. Keep a file in the filing cabinet of all major things you have done. Here is a list of some of the things that should go into this file:
The things to be put into this file should include putting a new roof on the house, putting a new floor or carpet in, painting/wallpapering, landscaping, putting up a fence, remodeling or adding a room, new windows/doors, new furnace or a/c, insulation, anything major that you have done or have had done to your home, car, or yard.
This will serve two purposes. You will have a record of anything that is done in case a problem arises; and when it comes time to sell, you will have a record of all work done to give the buyer.
Source: A long forgotten tip
By Cricketnc from Parkton, NC
After 20 plus years in accounting firms preparing and collating tax returns, I wondered why my fingers were so cut up at the end of the day. So, one day I just stapled them from the reverse side. Some returns are over 100 pages. I hope this helps. Glad to try to contribute.
By PARKER1981 from Phoenix, AZ
We make short work of a stack of papers or documents.
By Lynn from Bridgeville, PA
Organizing With Thrift Store Binders
Then I put documents such as recipes, crafts, insurance papers, etc. inside the binder. It slides inside just like the hanging files do, and last a lot longer! Hope this helps!
By Sandra from Salem, OR
By The Recycle Queen from Zionsville, IN
As an example: I have one briefcase for my school committee involvement. All the information is always there together, and ready to go. I do the same with work, having one for each work commitment. It is a filing system that helps to keep me be organized.
By Bellevillelady from Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Tips for storing important papers. Post your ideas.
Need a place to store important papers? Take a binder and put in page protectors. Just slide your papers into the page protectors. You can get dividers and have separate sections for certain items.
ie: bills, pay stubs etc.
I can't find a file labeling system that works for me. I can't find my important papers when needed. Does anyone have any filing system ideas for me?
I file our household papers the same way I file the company books. Bills that are reacuring always have their own folder and are labeled accordingly ei. Phone, gas, power ect. Have a file at the back for misc. bills that you still need to keep but don't have a place for them. All the monthly bills are at the front of the filing cabinet and I have the income tax, paystubs, ROE's at the back(because they are important). Remember you always file with the newest bill at the front. If you don's have a filing cabinet you can always use an accordian file.
I have a lot of papers and they are driving me crazy! I am looking for a system where I can scan old bills, papers, etc. into, that would organize as well. Any suggestions? I am looking for the least expensive method. My husband said that our scanner would take way too long.
By D from Colorado Springs, CO
Well the first thing I thought of when I read you scanner was the NeatDesk Organiser I've seen advertised on TV http://www.usatoday.com/tech/column ... ig/2008-11-05-neatdesk-scanner_N.htm
Then I read an article that said for the money you are better off with the Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 http://lawyerist.com/review-scansnap-s1500-document-scanner/
Another reslut in my search found a site that talked about 3 ways to organize papers and had additional links, I'll let you read all about it http://financialsoft.about.com/od/m ... s/tp/receipt_management_software.htm