One last post about how I currently organize — before I move. 🙂 No telling how I will organize post-move!
Files & Such
It is safe to say that I hate filing cabinets. They are industrial and clunky looking. The trend is to overstuff and forget. I see filing cabinets all the time when I walk into people’s homes. When I open them and ask what is inside, this is the general reply, “Oh I have no idea, I haven’t been in that cabinet in years!”
Oh my! What’s the point? It’s kinda a fire hazard. 😉
We all need to file and keep certain things. Insurance papers. Bills. Taxes. Important estate documents. Etc.
I know there is a huge trend towards paperless, but in my opinion we are not there yet. So what to do with those files.
Since I hate filing cabinets, I trend towards file boxes. Almost every store that sells organizing stuff sells them. Target has the best ones (btw). Mine are from The Container Store … surprise surprise I know. 🙂
Here is a peak inside one of them.
Now where to store these boxes. Since they are decorative, I put them on my trusty Expedit bookcase. If I was putting them in a closet, I might go with something less decorative and expensive.
The Expedit bookcase is by far my favorite piece of furniture from IKEA! I am thinking about creating a Pin Board just around that obsession! 😉
Now on to the “Such”. We all know I am not Crafty McCrafterson. But I do own a few crafty supplies. Stickers (totally addicted to collecting stickers…this dates back to my childhood). Cardstock. Acrylic paint. Spray paint. Ribbon. Etc.
I organize these items in photo boxes labeled accordingly. The boxes are from Michaels and are about $2 each. Not too bad. For some reason, these boxes have been stored in plain sight in my living room. I don’t think I will carry that forward when I move.
I will be updating the binders post-move. Martha Stewarts new line is calling my name! 🙂
I also plan to purchase photo albums post-move. I have not decided on style yet, which is why I keep dragging my feet on that project!
Do you have any good ideas to share on how to organize your files or “such”? 🙂
Until next time…