Today we are going to be organizing with binder for all of our manuals and warranties!
Manuals are tricky to store because they are all different sizes, different thicknesses, and you probably have about 1,000 of them, one for every item in your house! Ugh! There should be a rule that they all have to be a certain size. It would really make our lives easier. 🙂
For years I have had all our manuals stored in our file cabinet. As the years have gone by, and we’ve bought more stuff, it was getting too cluttered and wasn’t working for me any more.
I liked the idea of using a binder for my manuals and warranties, so when I saw this post I created a plan! I headed out to Target, with a little bit of money I had left on a gift card, and grabbed the funnest binder I could find! I also grabbed some sheet protectors so that I could slide the manuals into them, instead of hole punching them.
#1 Then I took my folder of manuals and warranties out and sorted through them. I put them into categories: appliances, electronics, furniture, Malea’s toys, etc. I also threw out any manuals/warranties to items we no longer owned.
#2 Then I slid each manual/warranty into one of the sheet protectors and placed it in the binder.
When I was done the binder was packed full. I think if I buy one more appliance I’m going to have to get a new binder! I like this one though so I’m keeping it for now. 🙂
Once I was finished I placed the binder on one of the shelves in our storage closet. Now I have lots of extra room in my file cabinet and all my manuals & warranties are easy to find when I need them.
Here is another great idea that I saw over at The Nest Effect. She purchased this portable expanding file to store her manuals. They are stored in alphabetical order by brand name.
Have fun organizing your manuals today!
You can find the full list of the 14 Day Challenge HERE!