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An Extremely Easy-To-Use Filing System

I’ve tried several filing systems and this is hands-down my favorite of them all. Why? It’s simple to maintain and visual. I’m totally the creative type so I NEED to have things visual in order to know/remember what I have.

This system uses colored filing tabs to differentiate the various file categories. For example, I know all of my tax documents and returns are in the blue section (blue = tax). Therefore, when I need to retrieve a tax document, I just look for the “blues”. I could go on and on about the various colors…

Another reason why I’m obsessed with this system is that it requires little maintenance. For example, most people re-create file folders as the contents inside the folders change (e.g., new car, new home, new credit card, etc). With this system, there is ZERO need to re-create folders (create folders once and you’re done). It’s a bit hard to explain how it works, watch my video below if you want more info. You won’t be disappointed if you decide to use this system.

VIDEO: How To File Papers In The Home Office

PRODUCTS USED: Color-Coded Filing System

An Easy System For Filing

An Easy System For Filing


    Alejandra Costello
  • About Alejandra

    Since 2008, organizing expert & certified life coach, Alejandra Costello has taught thousands of students in 132 countries how to get organized through her video-based training programs. Her YouTube videos have been viewed 100+ million times. Named 1 of the 5 most organized people in America by HGTV and "The Decluttering Queen" by Good Morning America, Alejandra's expertise has been featured in The New York Times, Oprah.com, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle, Woman's Day, Parents Magazine, and CBS. You can read more about Alejandra here.


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