Anyone who knows me well enough knows that I am obsessed with organizing. Many people have watched me clean out a closet in amazement at the enjoyment I get out of it. I volunteer to help other people clean out their stuff. I walk around for days dreaming up ways to organize things around the house, and I won't stop until it's done. I NEED things to be in order.
Today I will show you how I contained the chaos that is my Filofax
I lived with my storage 'solution' as long as I could. I used binders for inserts storage, separating them with tabs, thinking it was enough. I had binders that stored extra diary inserts, binders that stored notepaper, binders that stored tabs. I thought it was an excuse for me to handle my binders on a daily basis. I was wrong.
I didn't like it. I didn't having to open and close the rings every time I needed to pull something out. For me, storage has to be for a specific purpose (does that make sense?). And I had an epiphany -- accordion/expandable files! Like this. I see them everywhere. I've even had a big, black one that I never really got around to using. They would be perfect to (1) contain all my inserts, and (2) still categorize them for easy access. I looked at specialty stores, thinking they would have more variety, but they were all too big (I needed Personal- and Pocket-sized storage, and I wasn't going to settle for the wrong size). They were also expensive, the equivalent of about $12 each. I continued looking.
And voila, on a trip to a local bookstore, I found the perfect-sized ones! They ticked all the boxes: right size, cheap, choice of colors, sturdy, blank labels included. Did I mention CHEAP! (: They're the equivalent of $2.50 and $1.25 for the personal- and pocked-sized, respectively. Score!
|Pocket size also contains mini inserts|
It takes very little to make me happy!
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