|Re-placed in the basement.|
...Use the third drawer for crafty kid supplies (finger painting stuff, pipe cleaners, whatever Liv, sister, & friends will enjoy using, etc.) and the bottom drawer for office supplies that won't fit in our upstairs desk (extra pens, pencils, tape, copy paper, etc.). It's kind of silly how giddy this makes me, but I'm glad these things will finally have a designated space vs. floating around in basement land.
At this point, we've:
Filled cabinet for use
Before I put everything in its place, I wanted to show you how I organized our actual files.
I came up with broad categories, like Health Records, Government Documents, Investments, Credit Cards, Receipts, Taxes etc. and labeled 11 x 17 file folders with these titles, and then filled them with specific manilla folders:
Then I put the main categories in alphabetical order:
It feels good to know what we have instead of wading through pointless paper when we're looking for something we need!
I suggest sitting down with your favorite cup of tea or coffee for this job, as well as some tunes that keep you awake. :)