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3 Ways to Organize Your Paperwork

January 24, 2022 | Office,Organized Living |

At Horderly we know, organizing your paperwork can be a hassle. It’s arguably one of the most tedious tasks while organizing your home — but once you have systems in place, you’ll feel so much better! 

Almost any system you choose will incorporate folders to help you stay organized. First label hanging file folders with broad categories like taxes or medical. Then, within each hanging file folder, create sub-categories with folders to narrow down types of files within the broader section. For example, in your taxes folder, create subcategories for each year of taxes you’re storing. 

Here are some of our favorite systems and solutions to keep your paperwork organized: 

Clear File Bins

Clear file bins are a great way to organize your paperwork. You can express your creativity by getting colored hanging file folders that vibe with your aesthetic – allowing for colorful patterns in your space. The clear bins allow you to easily see what’s inside, and hold you accountable to maintain the system so papers aren’t overflowing. Don’t forget to create label tabs for each folder! 


A filing cabinet is great for those who want to store a lot of files in a condensed space. Try to dedicate each drawer to a different category or person. For example use one drawer for personal, one drawer for business. Or, use one drawer for a parent(s) and others for children and pets. 

File Boxes

File boxes can provide a sophisticated look where function meets beauty. Storage boxes come in a variety of shapes, sizes and designs, allowing you to discreetly hide files in bins that match your space. File boxes with lids are a great way to keep files safe in a public area. Just like the drawers and clear bins, you can use hanging file folders here, too!  

Don’t Forget to Label

Labeling is super important for any area of your home but especially with paperwork. Being able to clearly see each folder and what’s in it, will make maintaining and utilizing your paperwork system easier than ever. 

At Horderly, we love the Brother P-Touch Cube Plus label maker. The Cube makes creating labels on our phones super easy, and the Cube printer is quick and efficient. 

Horderly partnered with Real Simple to create fun, easy-to-follow organizing videos so you can try to DIY from home! Watch this video for more tips and tricks on how to organize your paperwork. 

If you need some extra help but aren’t sure where to start, reach out to Horderly to schedule a session for in-home or virtual organizing. 

For more information on all things Horderly – including lots of great tips, tricks, and other #HorderlyHabits – check out our blog or reach out for more information!

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