Inside The Organizer’s Home {Files & Such}…

One last post about how I currently organize — before I move. ūüôā ¬†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. ¬†ūüėČ

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. ūüôā

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! ūüėČ

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! ūüôā

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”? ūüôā

Until next time…