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Keep Smaller Papers Up Front on ClipboardI live by my little clipboard. But today, I had two pieces of paper that I didn't want hidden behind the main tablet. So I offset one so it shows in the back.


Filing Warranty Documents

Organizing Warranty DocumentsMany products come with some type of warranty. Extended warranties can be purchased as well. Keeping the documentation where you can refer to it will help with arranging repairs or replacements.


Binders with different warranties stored inside.

Organizing WarrantiesKeeping your product warranties organized can help you determine if there is a solution to a product's failure or allow you to review replacement policies. This is a page about organizing warranties.


Older Couple Organizing Their Social Security Paperwork

Organizing Social Security PaperworkApplying for and receiving Social Security payments can generate some important paperwork that you will want to keep should you need to contact the Social Security office with questions or reply to inquiries from them. This is a page about organizing Social Security paperwork.


An organized box with hanging file folders.

How to Organize a Cardboard File BoxAdding some drop in files to a cardboard box allows you to effectively use it to store your important papers, projects, and more. This is a page about how to organize a cardboard file box.


Unorganized stack of manuals

Storing Manuals and ReceiptsThis is a page about storing manuals and receipts. Storing large and small appliance and electronics manuals as well as receipts for other valuable purchases is a good idea.


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Filing Notes?I write notes constantly, when it becomes overbearing, I throw them in a shoe box. I seldom get back to it when I need to as it is too time consuming.


Stack of Appliance Manuals

Organizing Appliance ManualsThis is a page about organizing appliance manuals. Keeping track of appliance manuals, warranties, and repair receipts is a good idea. You never know when you might need to refer to the manual should problems arise.


Health Insurance Claims Paperwork

Organizing Health Insurance PaperworkThis is a page about organizing health insurance paperwork. Managing your health insurance paperwork is very important, so that you can track payments, recurring appointments, etc., and later for tax prep.



Girl Doing Schoolwork

Saving Children's SchoolworkThis is a page about saving children's schoolwork. Many parents like to save some of their children's schoolwork as mementos.


Organizing With Notebooks

Organizing With NotebooksThis is a page about organizing with notebooks. While it might be considered old school to keep written records, there are many important papers and types of information we keep in hard copy.


Organizing Household Paperwork

Organizing Household PaperworkThis is a page about organizing household paperwork. Since most of us can't hire our own file clerk, we are left with the task of organizing the mounds of household paperwork.


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Keeping Originals of Birth and Death Certificates?I have scanned old birth and death certificates, marriage license, etc. to a thumb drive. I will keep hard copies of my birth certificate and marriage license for myself and my children.


A woman placing a business card in a holder.

Organizing Business CardsThis is a page about organizing business cards. The business cards you have collected won't be of much use if they are scattered about the house, or in a jumble at the bottom of a drawer.


Organizing Pet Records

Organizing Pet RecordsThis is a page about organizing pet records. Keeping your pets' records well organized is important to track their vaccinations and other important information.


Organizing Manuscripts

Organizing ManuscriptsThis is a page about organizing manuscripts. If you are a writer or poet, whether a professional or as an avocation, keeping your manuscripts organized is important.


Cabinet with Multi-colored Hanging Files

Organizing Paperwork For TaxesThis is a page about organizing paperwork for taxes. Make the arrival of tax season less stressful by organizing the paperwork needed for preparing taxes.


A pile of receipts.

Organizing ReceiptsThis is a page about organizing receipts. Many people receive multiple receipts each day. You don't have to save every receipt that you get, however organizing ones that you need to save is important.


Cabinet with Multi-colored Hanging Files

Organizing Important PapersThis is a page about organizing important papers. These vital documents need to be both safe and easily accessible. Here are ideas for protecting and organizing them so you can find them when you need them.


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Organizing Tax PapersI organize my tax papers in a binder using clear page protector covers and with labelled dividers to keep the categories separate and organized. Each time something for tax comes in it is placed in the binder in the correct division.


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Keeping Records After Someone Dies?After a person dies, how long should you hold on to their records, such as insurance, bank, hospital, credit and personal papers?


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Task BoxesI try to save about 6 heavy-duty self closing boxes each year that measure around 10-1/2 x 11 x 2-1/2 inches or even slightly larger. I use these to store "works in progress" such as preparing for a large church project, tax preparation, special yearly projects which I am chairwoman of, etc.



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Organizing Catalogs and Mail?What is a good storage solution for keeping several different catalogs organized? I like to keep them to refer to in the future. Also I need ideas on how to organize different things that come in the mail (not bills) such as restaurant coupons, sale brochures etc.


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Organizing Paperwork?I collect lots of articles, search references, make quick notes lots of times, and do print outs. When a few days go by and the room is messy I pile them all in one area, but need hours to find any specific info. in a time of need. How do I organize all of this paperwork? Thanks.


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Organizing Medicare/Supplemental Insurance Paperwork?I am absolutely weighted down with keeping track of paperwork related to Medicare and supplemental insurance, also pharmacy receipts. Does anyone have a system that is easy to follow? There are two of us.


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Scanning Software for Organizing Household Papers?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.


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Selecting Paperwork to Discard?How do I select "what" business or personal papers to trash? (I am a "compulsive hoarder").


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Organizing Information and Reminder Notes?What to do with all the information, such as reminder notes merchandise, doctors, coupons, everything? I always jot this down on scraps of paper which I can seldom find.


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