It started back in school. You need a folder for every subject, and the notebooks with the envelopes were WAY more expensive, so you had to have a separate folder, but if you left the folder at home with your assignment, you were in trouble.
This problem was accentuated. I am still a paper person, even though it haunts me every day.... I have a planner, and I tuck a lot of things in my planner, bills that need to be paid, paychecks as they show at my desk, notes of things to do, coupons I cut out... all just stuffed into my planner. Well check this out:
|Photo: Martha Stewart|
Its as easy as taking your planner, notebook, etc. and gluing in an envelope to hold your mess. Martha uses a glue strip for the top & double sided tape for the bottom. Personally, I have about 12 extra rolls of the tape that you use to "plastic" your windows in the winter. So I plan on trying this.
You can leave the flap out to keep things in, or tuck the flap in, so it's just a pocket. And because they make a million different envelopes, you can find the perfect one. Use a manila envelope for large paper storage. Use smaller envelopes to organize your coupons. I think it's genius!