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Paper, paper, everywhere! How shall I file it?

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Paper, paper, everywhere! How shall I file it?

Posted: 17 Nov 2011 11:17AM GMT
Classification: Query
It's great that I can scan all these old documents and pictures, especially since some of them are on acid paper and may not be around very long. Nonetheless, I want to have paper files of all my data. The question is: How should I organize all this stuff?!?

A)File folders or binders?
A1)I was thinking file folders, since it will be easier to add things in, plus I won't have to worry about "sagging". Thoughts?
B)I have differently sized documents, and I would like to stay with one file size as much as possible.
B1) If I want one size of file folder, that means using at least a legal length folder for everything, even though most of my documents are letter-sized. I don't have a problem with this, but is there a downside to this that I haven't thought of?
B1a) But sheet protectors won't fit entirely into legal- or letter-sized file folders, and I have some original documents that I not only want to protect, but also some that are acid (and I would like to protect the adjoining documents from them!). While the documents would not sit above the tab, they would be above the top of the front of the file folder. Should I worry about this?

Someone out there has experience with this. Will you give me the benefit of your advice?


SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Jere_Becker 17 Nov 2011 6:17PM GMT 
jomello36 16 Feb 2012 8:39PM GMT 
Kanithia52 10 Sep 2013 2:13PM GMT 
jomello36 10 Sep 2013 9:32PM GMT 
Kanithia52 10 Sep 2013 9:52PM GMT 
T4tsinda 3 Feb 2014 9:00AM GMT 
hasenfuss25 20 Feb 2014 6:05PM GMT 
jomello36 27 Feb 2014 10:33PM GMT 
hasenfuss25 28 Feb 2014 6:59PM GMT 
jomello36 28 Feb 2014 7:32PM GMT 
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