It is with great sadness that I have to say goodbye to the companion I have had with me everyday for this last year. If you check my blog post from exactly one year ago titled, “The Humble File Folder” from January 5, 2014 you will see the organizer I made for my coupons, bank deposits, shopping lists, to do lists, etc..
Sadly, she has become a little tired looking and worn around the edges over the past year (but haven’t we all?)
I even felt bad using it, sort of like wearing old worn out undergarments, if you know what I mean. Well with a new year ahead of me and an urge to “scrap my stash” I made this little beauty last night.
I mixed up all the papers to keep it interesting although they are all from Crate Paper. So today my new organizer went out with me and we accomplished everything on our list without forgetting a thing. If you would like to make and organizer for yourself, there are instructions on my original post as well as video how-tos on YouTube.
I confess that I did throw out my old organizer in the trash and then fished it back out because I have become attached to it. I will use it at home to organize other paper items. I will treat it with kid gloves as it has been my faithful companion for the last 365 days!
I assume most offices don’t rely on paper filing systems anymore with technology what it is. I really don’t know since I am self-employed. I do remember when I did work in offices that we dealt with the metal file cabinets and the humble file folder like this.
Nowadays I’m sure file folders are all virtual which leaves these poor paper guys out of a job. They abound at yard sales and thrift shops sadly waiting for someone to purchase them. Well, I will be buying a lot of them now as I came across yet another “day late and a dollar short” craft. Um, yes, I’ve been on Pinterest again!
Then you fold it up this way and that until you get something that resembles this. (If you’re really interested in how to do this, you can check out Pinterest or Youtube.
Ta da! I covered it with patterned card stocks and papers, added an embellishment on the front and tied some soft pink elastic around it to keep it closed.
Now I have something to put in my purse that will corral my to-do lists and receipts.
I even have some blank pockets I haven’t used yet. I guess I’d better go shopping now so I can collect some more receipts!
So the next time you see those poor humble file folders sitting in a pile looking forlorn, remember that you now have the power to give them new life!