March 18, 2011
by Susan Hunsberger
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Sorting Using Labels

PROBLEM: When I sort I forget what my categories are.

SOLUTION: Label the piles.

HINT: For an easy and cost effective label write the label on a piece of scrap paper, tear it out, then write the next label. If you are worried about the labels moving, you can use a post-it note.

January 6, 2011
by Susan Hunsberger
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Binder for Papers

PROBLEM – I don’t like to file my papers but I still want to organize them.

SOLUTION – A three ring binder can be a good alternative to files. You can have categories inside one binder or have a binder for each different category. There are many different category options: financial, household appliances, children, health, etc. Within each binder you can make subcategories using dividers.

HINT – Plastic sheet protectors are useful to use with binders because you don’t need to punch holes in the papers, papers are easily visible and accessible, and the sheet protector allows for all sorts of items to be included because the protector is a pocket.