Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Switch To Binders

Many of you know that I have been a fan of using binders to organize all of your paper files.  However, after lots of thought and reading DearMyrtle's Organization Checklist for January, I have decided to make the switch.

The switch will not be happening all at once - I don't get my school grant money until next month, so money is very tight right now.  While I have most of the supplies I am going to need for using binders, I need more.  I have a lot of page protectors, oversized dividers, and a few more binders to buy.

But I am so excited to make the switch.  I will still be storing the binders in my filing cabinet until I can find a cheap bookcase at a yard sale.  But the minor setbacks are not enough for me to keep using file folders.

And honestly, I've been considering the switch for a while.  For some individuals, I have to much information for a single file folder and for some surnames I have way too many file folders in the hanging file folder.

I can't wait to tell you guys how it goes!  Wish me luck!


Becky Jamison said...

You just amaze me Elyse! You are really a breath of fresh air. You get me pumped up to follow suit and get my files organized and transfer most of them to binders. Thank you for this!

Gini said...

Becky is right, you are a breath of fresh air! I use the binder method and love it. I too am using Dear Mrytles organizing checklist and it feels good to know that there is light at the end of the tunnel!

Mamma Mia said...

I just found out about Myrt! I am looking forward to all her tips and getting to know her group of friends. Can anyone please tell where I can buy oversized dividers?

Elyse said...

Hi there Mamma Mia,
You can buy oversized binders in my genealogy store. You'll find the link or it on my blog.