File organization is tough. I was there for years. My system was out of control, I couldn’t streamline it (or keep up with it), and I kept having to create new folders. And then more new folders. And more new folders. And papers were literally busting at the seams of existing folders and breaking them. I could not (for the life of me) figure out what I was doing wrong. Plus my desk started to feel the effects since my filing cabinet was a disaster. Overflow to the max. Anyone else out there feel this way? I asked on Instagram, and lots of you sent me pictures of your paper clutter that was driving you bananas. I knew I wasn’t the only one.
And then I found the FreedomFiler Home Filing Kit. It seriously changed the life of my paper clutter. (This post is not sponsored by Freedom Filer, I purchased it with my own money in 2012).
What’s even cooler is that you get to see how it looks NOW, three years after installation. This isn’t a system that I just put into place so it looks nice and pretty now, but becomes a disaster in a few months time. This system works and I know it because I’ve lived it. If I can do it, you can!
You can use the FreedomFiler in the traditional way that you’ve been using for your entire life. Each item, store, car, person, whatever, has a folder. And then you have a million folders that will eventually get out of control. AGAIN. It’s a glorified filing system that is color coded and will fail just as miserably as anything you have every done.
BUT–if you CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE YOUR FILES, AND BREAK THEM DOWN INTO 4 SEPARATE CATEGORIES, then this system will work it.
Here is what will drive your system:
2) Tax files
3) Vital Records and Warranties and Manuals
5) EVERYTHING ELSE–THIS WILL ACCOUNT FOR 95% OF YOUR FILES! This is stored in monthly folders that are purged every two years. THIS IS THE KEY TO IT ALL
Watch the video and it will make sense. Yay for files that stay clutter free and work FOR you rather than against you!
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