Binders are my thing. Give me a good binder with tabs any day. I have a binder for my other book club, for poetry that I’ve printed off the internet, for directions, for recipes and for Solstice planning. Vacations and special events like the solar eclipse also get binders. I made a binder for YA’s college search and another one for college financial aid. Luckily at work, I need a binder for each program and I also have a binder for assorted things I need to keep track of.
YA’s injury has generated massive amounts of paper: emergency room paper, orthopedic paper, worker’s comp paper and insurance paper. Every time we leave the house for an appointment, I get handed the folder. I joked on Tuesday that I was going to put it all in a binder; YA snorted.
So I was surprised yesterday morning when she said “can you put all these papers in a binder?” I didn’t know how serious she was and although I agreed, I didn’t have the project on my immediate radar. She asked again at 5 p.m. and then 8:30. At that point I grabbed an unused binder (yes, I have a stash) and some tabs (yes, I have a stash) and we worked on it together. She sorted out all the papers, I labeled the tabs and 3-hole punched everything. As she wheeled herself back to her room with the completed binder, I felt a warm glow. Two binder gals together!
How do you like to organize your papers? Do you think our society will EVER be paperless?