I love organization. Everything about feeling like I have my sh*t together — from cleanliness to having a schedule and to-do list. You name it. It really makes life more calm and stress-free for me. But not too long ago I had a moment full of frustration where I realized that I needed to implement a better organizing system for my important documents that need to be kept. Yes, I had already scanned most documents to digital files. From birth certificates, diplomas, auto documents, drivers license, etc. But these documents can’t be just tossed out.
So I went through my milk crate file box one more time to purge anything unnecessary. Next, I went on Pinterest to search for ideas on what to label my tabs with. I decided I only needed about 12 tabs, so the best solution was to downsize from my large crate file organizer down to a small accordion-style file folder.
I knew I didn’t want a plastic one (my hate for plastic is real guys lol). So I managed to find this light grey with gold polka dots cardboard/paper based one for only $6.99. I know that you can pretty much find similar styles at stores with stationary/office supply sections. I loved that it’s lightweight, easy to carry around with me now, and stylish yet functional. The spaces inside were alphabetized and organized into these 13 file tabs:
- Award Certificates
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security
These were just the categories that were most relevant to me. Other important tabs that you can add are marriage certificate, housing, rental property, pet, emergency, etc. What kind of organizing system for documents do you guys have?
(Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored in any way. All items mentioned were bought with my own money.)