IdeaChat Video - Piler VS Filer - 12.5.13
Jeannie Nguyen
December 5, 2013 in Design Dilemma
Are you a piler or a filer?

Watch today's IdeaChat to see which side you belong to and let the war begin! Let us know which one you are and post photos of your best organization system!

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yoboseiyo
oh, i'm a piler, man.

a pile for everything and everything in it's pile.
2 Likes   Thanked by Jeannie Nguyen    December 5, 2013 at 9:50AM
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Jeanne Riley
piler til I cant fit any more in a drawer, then I file. piling is so much easier.
4 Likes   Thanked by Jeannie Nguyen    December 5, 2013 at 9:58AM
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onnie128
I am a piler! I am with @Jeanne Riley above, I pile until I must file.
3 Likes   Thanked by Jeannie Nguyen    December 5, 2013 at 10:17AM
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auntiebuzzybee
It's usually that "best intentions" don't come to fuition. I can file and then don't know what catagory I filed it under!!! LIFE IS DIFFICULT FOR THIS "ORGANIZATIONALLY IMPAIRED" PERSON!!!
6 Likes   Thanked by Jeannie Nguyen    December 5, 2013 at 10:23AM
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Jeannie Nguyen
I'm totally a filer. I am very, very OCD about keeping everything in place. Just ask Emily! :P
1 Like   December 6, 2013 at 9:05AM
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auntiebuzzybee
I'm not usually like this but alllll of a sudden..MY CLAWS CAME OUT AND MY EYES GOT VERY VERY GREEN WITH ENVY!!! ( I don't think I want to play anymore on this discussion. I'm obviously a bit sensitive!!!!)
2 Likes   December 6, 2013 at 9:36AM
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twigwoman
PILER
2 Likes   Thanked by Jeannie Nguyen    December 8, 2013 at 6:59AM
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btrflylvr
Piler! My daughter said all my flat surfaces are piled! Hate it but I get very overwhelmed when I try to clean it up - then I seem to pile it somewhere else!
4 Likes   Thanked by Jeannie Nguyen    December 8, 2013 at 8:09AM
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chookchook2
Pile and then cull and put remainder in plastic box. Half the paperwork would instantly disappear if school principals didn't give lectures on parenting in school newsletters.
1 Like   Thanked by Jeannie Nguyen    December 8, 2013 at 8:34AM
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chookchook2
Was a filer before had kids.
0 Likes   December 8, 2013 at 8:34AM
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soozmacrae
I pile then take a hour and go through it all, keeping just the v important stuff.
1 Like   Thanked by Jeannie Nguyen    December 8, 2013 at 8:40AM
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Laurence Tillett
filer, then, now and always
0 Likes   Thanked by Jeannie Nguyen    December 8, 2013 at 11:16AM
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nancylou22
I am a Piler, always have been. My husband, however, is a filer. I always thought I had to file everything in the conventional category style. So I set out trying to find a way to file that I could manage. I found, though, what works best for me is to file by the month. For example, all incoming bills, statements, etc go into a folder for that month. At the end of the year, I go through only 12 folders when looking for paperwork to save long term info, tax related papers, medical expenses, etc. I recently read an article (can't remember where) that gave permission to use this system. It is actually considered a "filing system". More times than I would like to admit, I still end up piling. I then have to go through everything and find the date on it to file it in my monthly system! Filing just isn't in my blood!
4 Likes   Thanked by Jeannie Nguyen    December 8, 2013 at 3:47PM
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rahrahdecorate
I was a filer but now I scan everything and save it in Evernote. Love it!
3 Likes   Thanked by Jeannie Nguyen    December 8, 2013 at 7:06PM
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okdokegal
Gotta love pile-filing. Just dust it once in awhile. I have been executive secretary (dragon lady in nylons) so I am well acquainted with filing. If left to my own doings, precious paper (see: form 1040 and April) gets filed; rest gets piled. :) Just beware of tentacles in the mound in the corner! hehe.
2 Likes   Thanked by Jeannie Nguyen    December 8, 2013 at 7:21PM
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Lorraine M
Piler! Until I file everything in file folder at the end.. Heated the clutter mess!
0 Likes   December 9, 2013 at 9:11AM
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rosebud3
Since the filer vs. piler discussion first started I gave up my 4-drawer file cabinet. I replaced it with these boxes. I can now find papers I need, but it has not stopped me from creating new piles on all those horizontal surfaces. I am working on clearing my dining room table AGAIN today. I am a hopeless piler ;(
2 Likes   December 9, 2013 at 10:48AM
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rosebud3
Hmmmm. My photo didn't come through. Trying to attach from my iPhone photo album. Anyone know why it won't take my photo?
0 Likes   December 9, 2013 at 10:49AM
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cheryltarbuckdesign
Piler ,can't help it. Too many jobs going on at once . Organized mess !
1 Like   Thanked by Jeannie Nguyen    December 9, 2013 at 11:38AM
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Jeannie Nguyen
@rosebud: Try restarting the app or uninstalling and re-installing it again. Don't worry, you won't lose your information.
0 Likes   December 9, 2013 at 5:05PM
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shastacat
A month of piling is allowed, and then I file like a banshee.
1 Like   December 9, 2013 at 5:27PM
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laureljune
Piler but with very good intentions to file. Haven't implemented a good method yet.
1 Like   December 11, 2013 at 8:59PM
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Jean O
I'm a weekday piler, and Saturday filer! lol
0 Likes   December 12, 2013 at 5:08AM
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