Organizational Tip of the Week: Use Binders to Organize Projects

Posted on April 17, 2009. Filed under: Personal Organization | Tags: , , |

From Flickr - sidewalk flying

From Flickr - sidewalk flying

One of my favorite organizational tools is the binder!  Binders, unlike file folders, keep all of your papers in one spot and allow you to organize sections of a project in one place.

Binders are also great for keeping projects updated you do from year-to-year.  Say you are on a board for two years.  I would have a binder for each year to keep records all in one place.

For some people file folder are still easier, but I advocate for binders.  With binders:

  • you don’t lose loose papers
  • you can use tabs all in one spot (without loosing them)
  • you can stack them on your desk with colorful bindings, labeled with the cool colors
  • you can have a cleaner, more professionally organized look

Close your eyes and think of your desk.  Do you have piles of papers or file folders?  Now think of your desk with binders.  Aren’t they all beautiful, all lined up with color coded bindings. And there’s no stacks on your desk.

Do you use binders?  What is your favorite thing about using them?  Do you have other tips for why they are great?

Do you have a love for file folders?  I want to hear from you too.  How do you organize them?

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