Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Posted by Glynnis Whitwer
I can still remember when there was one style of expandable (Accordion) folder and it was one color (brown) and they were used primarily by those in the accounting field to organize receipts.
Today, I love the new look of expandable file holders and I can think of exciting ways to use them to organize my home or office - plus have the added bonus of some style!
An expandable file folder typically has 6 to 12 pockets with a fold-over flap - or some type of closure. The pockets are big enough to hold a standard sheet of paper in them, and some can even hold file folders.
How can we use them? How about these ideas:
1) Use them to organize your projects or to-do list for the week. Label the pockets Monday through Friday, with one for the weekend and one for the next week. Then you can store your paperwork or notes accordingly.
2) Use them to keep track of important papers for each member of the family.
3) Use them for a big project. Let's say you are organizing a retreat or event at school. They would even be great for writer's trying to capture information for a book.
4)Store your vacation plans for the year. Label each pocket a different trip and as you make reservations or collect information off the Internet, tuck it away in its rightful place.
5) Organize your photos. You can organize them by month or special event. Carry them with you to family gatherings for everyone to enjoy.
6) Use them to store decorating ideas for each room of your house. This can be a way to pare down your magazine collection too!
The great thing about these pretty expandable files is they can be placed on your desk or counter and look fantastic. Or you can tuck them in a bookshelf.
One of the joys of owning an online business is I get to see new products before they hit the shelves. Also, I get to help women purchase beautiful items they can't find in their local stores. I know I've never seen anything like this in my neighborhood.
If you'd like to see our assortment of expandable files, please visit my website, Rose Lane Cottage.
In His Love,