Alison Hodgson
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Files for a Piler
 

Files for a Piler

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http://olderthanjesus.blogspot.com

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Alison Hodgson added this to Get Organized: Are You a Piler or a Filer?
This is what I came up with. In the corner of our living room we had an underused closet. We removed the doors and installed wood shelves, which I painted the lightest robin's egg blue. I wanted it to be pleasing, since it would be in constant view. I found these pretty green baskets. They weren't exactly what I wanted, but too often I'll put something off while I try to find the perfect and most economical option. This time I was happy with good enough. I knew there were cuter ways to label the baskets, but again I didn't want to allow the vision of perfection to keep me from something that worked. In this case that was plain 3-by-5 cards, which I cut down, labeled appropriately, punched a hole in and tied to the baskets with leftover ribbon from Christmas.How My Piling System WorkedEach of my children, my husband (Paul) and the dog had a basket. My younger daughter had two, because she was enrolled in a Mandarin immersion program half the day and a Western classroom the other half. It was easier to keep the papers separate. There was a basket for receipts, which were for tax purposes or items I might have needed to return. There was a basket for manuals: large and small appliances, as well as major home systems, like our furnace, air conditioner and water heater. I had a basket I broadly named "Writing," because I was working on a book and beginning to freelance. It held notes, receipts and articles I wanted for research. There were several other baskets, with more planned, but I can't remember the categories. We still had a filing cabinet for long-term records and Paul's business, but this was for me and — miracle of miracles — it worked until our house burned down. In our new home, I have a modified system of the baskets and a filing cabinet that I am actually capable of using. Now I have baskets for each of the kids and my husband, as well as one each for my writing, receipts, manuals and the dogs. I'm going to sort through the dogs' basket. Because their records are generated only once a year, I know I can handle filing them in the filing cabinet.
Label it. You don’t have to have an old-school label maker; a bit of ribbon and simple tags from the office supply store can help you keep track of where everything is.
Alison Hodgson added this to Your Back-to-School Game Plan
This was the system I had for papers at our old house, because I couldn’t handle a filing cabinet. Each of my kids had a basket, and I had one too. Papers I needed to read or sign went in mine, and school papers we needed to hold on to went in theirs. To the left was our tiny mudroom. To the right, just around the corner, I had a monthly and weekly calendar on the wall. There were three separate spaces, but this worked beautifully for us.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

gchome added this to Decoration thoughts
January 15, 2015
great idea to label baskets.
christivz added this to office
January 11, 2015
material switches, zips, buttons, thread, sewing machine equipment, scissors, needles etc. boxes with ribbons labels on shelves under stairs.
Martha Leinroth added this to Organizing Ideas
December 13, 2014
Solution for a big piler
Anne M. Burnett added this to webuser_8815645's ideas
November 13, 2014
organization made easy
faeryqueen added this to home office
October 29, 2014
ribbons and tags as labels
nafowler added this to 1office
October 18, 2014
CAn organize alt of different items this way,,,lots of papers
Jan Byorkman added this to jan_byorkman's ideas
October 12, 2014
Piler
rateshl added this to spare room
September 27, 2014
labels
rvanasw added this to rvanasw's Ideas
September 25, 2014
Mandjies vir organiseer
Nia Menangdjuang added this to Dream home office
September 24, 2014
Label it. You don’t have to have an old-school label maker; a bit of ribbon and simple tags from the office supply store can help you keep track of where everything is.
naesyd added this to naesyd's ideas
September 24, 2014
You don’t have to have an old-school label maker; a bit of ribbon and simple tags from the office supply store can help you keep track of where everything is.
anneedavis added this to on the wall
September 24, 2014
Each of my children, my husband (Paul) and the dog had a basket. There was a basket for receipts, which were for tax purposes or items I might have needed to return. There was a basket for manuals: large and small appliances, as well as major home systems, like our furnace, air conditioner and water heater.
mpat02 added this to mpat02's ideas
September 18, 2014
basket
peggyman added this to peggyman's ideas
September 11, 2014
Organize for piles
jjwesthoven added this to jjwesthoven's ideas
September 11, 2014
the idea
Laura Caro added this to Laura Caro's Ideas
September 10, 2014
Organizing
Jennifer Saylor added this to Den/Office
September 10, 2014
Piling!!!! To organize. :)
walk2300 added this to Home Office Ideas
September 10, 2014
labels
cocopuff6 added this to cocopuff6's ideas
August 28, 2014
organizing
gmcweeny added this to gmcweeny's Ideas
August 21, 2014
Filing
jeramie1 added this to jeramie1's Ideas
August 18, 2014
For the built ins
Kathy Bakker added this to kathy_bakker186's Ideas
August 17, 2014
Ribbon tags
Cindy Caulfield added this to Entry
August 14, 2014
Baskets for papers - one for papers that need to be gone through, one for papers that need to be saved, one for kids
rjs300 added this to Laundry Room
August 12, 2014
BASKETS for paperwork, supplies -- see "Carey Family" calendar on Word document
melaniepyne added this to mudroom
August 12, 2014
Baskets for organizing papers...like a mailbox
avaldez added this to Living spaces
August 8, 2014
for under tv cabinet?
Jena Betley added this to jena_betley's Ideas
August 8, 2014
for winter items - hats, mittens, etc
kristinepauwels added this to laundry
August 7, 2014
mandjes labels
mlc082383 added this to mlc082383's ideas
August 6, 2014
organized baskets for documents named to each person
shmarcie added this to Mudroom
August 6, 2014
Space for papers!
reganwhitney added this to Kiddos
August 6, 2014
Organizing school papers
Southern Girls Selling the Carolinas added this to Your Back-to-School Game Plan
August 6, 2014
This was the system for papers at an old house. Each kid had a basket, and I had one too. To the left is a tiny mudroom. To the right, just around the corner, is a monthly and weekly calendar on the wall.
sofia23 added this to sofia23's ideas
August 6, 2014
basket wth children names ,
edithsilla added this to edithsilla's ideas
August 4, 2014
its cool
mgailgrimaldi added this to brittany terrace
August 4, 2014
Baskets for papers, each person has their own
hhowardchasscrealtor added this to Organization for school
August 4, 2014
This was the system I had for papers at our old house, because I couldn’t handle a filing cabinet. Each of my kids had a basket, and I had one too. Papers I needed to read or sign went in mine, and school papers we needed to hold on to went in theirs. To the left was our tiny mudroom. To the right, just around the corner, I had a monthly and weekly calendar on the wall. There were three separate spaces, but this worked beautifully for us.
lfjames added this to Organization
August 4, 2014
This was the system I had for papers at our old house, because I couldn’t handle a filing cabinet. Each of my kids had a basket, and I had one too. Papers I needed to read or sign went in mine, and school papers we needed to hold on to went in theirs. To the left was our tiny mudroom. To the right, just around the corner, I had a monthly and weekly calendar on the wall. There were three separate spaces, but this worked beautifully for us.
thelmon added this to thelmon's Ideas
August 2, 2014
Office organizer
gmalpass added this to Office
July 20, 2014
We are pilers FOR SURE.
julielynn1214 added this to Organize
July 16, 2014
Organize
lonevocalist added this to Home Office Ideas
July 13, 2014
Simple, quick, me
jkseamster added this to Home Office
June 25, 2014
filing
terryleach added this to kitchen
May 27, 2014
"piler" filing system
mcallisterbrooks added this to organization
May 26, 2014
piling vs. filing
jdiem555 added this to jdiem555's ideas
May 26, 2014
filing ideas
emmadoone added this to emmadoone's ideas
May 22, 2014
conor's office
gojirasan added this to Home Office Ideas
May 21, 2014
for the office closet
masik1980 added this to Кабинет
April 25, 2014
Хранение
jennymalibu added this to Organization
April 23, 2014
Tags for storage containers
cmbclk0090 added this to cmbclk0090's Ideas
April 23, 2014
Organize
terryleach added this to terryleach's ideas
April 13, 2014
"PILER" FILING SYSTEM!
hjsh added this to Home Office Ideas
March 30, 2014
cute way of labeling
gsstar added this to storage
March 11, 2014
baskets for filing
msabreu added this to home office
March 3, 2014
shelving for paper bags, tissue paper, craft supplies, etc (ribbon, cards, tissue paper, gift bags, glues, scissors, etc)
Creative Design Center added this to Get Organized!
February 28, 2014
Labeled baskets!
speaktoeq added this to Hobbit House
February 17, 2014
Pile filing!
cpope007 added this to storage
February 16, 2014
use tags for baskets without labels...
besant1 added this to Home Office Ideas
February 11, 2014
labels on boxes would be good for my novel manuscripts and papers collected around it.
germangirl50 added this to home office ideas
February 11, 2014
like storage of baskets and open shelves
marode added this to Deroha
February 10, 2014
Cool
crayola added this to Office / guest room
February 10, 2014
uniform color, labelled baskets
goitsek added this to office
February 9, 2014
storage
lisabahouth added this to lisabahouth's ideas
February 9, 2014
labels
saharan27 added this to storage ideas
February 9, 2014
Color coordination and use of ribbon to tag
juleebunch added this to laundry/craft
February 9, 2014
Labels
cat0 added this to office
February 9, 2014
labels on baskets
michellewmeyer added this to michellewmeyer's ideas
February 9, 2014
organization
chingy9 added this to chingy9's Ideas
February 9, 2014
Love
jeccy13 added this to STUDIO
February 9, 2014
Boxes and labels a new way to pile
Linda English added this to nooks
February 9, 2014
Piler system
allenf added this to allenf's Favorites
February 7, 2014
Storage system for a piler!
cristinedavid added this to Home Office Ideas
February 6, 2014
shelving
Haely White added this to organize
February 6, 2014
Bins with labels
joycwood added this to joycwood's Ideas
January 2, 2014
Organized
abbabrinax5 added this to Craft rooms
January 1, 2014
Shelves and storage
gigi0305 added this to gigi0305's Ideas
January 1, 2014
storage
martyqshoe added this to martyqshoe's ideas
January 1, 2014
easy
tsandra1 added this to Exterior Ideas
January 1, 2014
filing paperwork if you're a 'piler'…I'm a piler
Sandra Slifer added this to sandra_slifer's Ideas
January 1, 2014
It is OK to be a piler!
krisclark3 added this to krisclark3's Ideas
December 4, 2013
Love!
twinkf added this to study
November 28, 2013
Piling instead of Filing!!!! Genius. Will have to make place for this in the study
lalaloohoo added this to Closets. STORAGE. Wall...Organization. ..211
November 27, 2013
FOR PILE MAKERS This is what I came up with. In the corner of our living room we had an underused closet. installed wood shelves, IThey weren't exactly what I wanted, but too often I'll put something off while I try to find the perfect and most economical option. This time I was happy with good enough. I knew there were cuter ways to label the baskets, but again I didn't want to allow the vision of perfection to keep me from something that worked. In this case that was plain 3-by-5 cards, which I cut down, labeled appropriately, punched a hole in
paperscout added this to Girlcamper
November 24, 2013
Basket concept
theshortone added this to getting organized piling vs filing
November 24, 2013
we might be pilers...
Cathy Anderton added this to cathy_anderton's ideas for small spaces
November 15, 2013
A filing system for pliers
patchouli27 added this to Living Room Ideas
November 14, 2013
How My Piling System Worked Each of my children, my husband (Paul) and the dog had a basket. My younger daughter had two, because she was enrolled in a Mandarin immersion program half the day and a Western classroom the other half. It was easier to keep the papers separate. There was a basket for receipts, which were for tax purposes or items I might have needed to return. There was a basket for manuals: large and small appliances, as well as major home systems, like our furnace, air conditioner and water heater. I had a basket I broadly named "Writing," because I was working on a book and beginning to freelance. It held notes, receipts and articles I wanted for research. There were several other baskets, with more planned, but I can't remember the categories.
pillery added this to pillery's Ideas
November 13, 2013
I'm a piler, NOT a filer.
Living Exteriors Landscaping added this to patiopatty's ideas
November 13, 2013
Storage ideas for "pilers not filers"!
Simon_Rachel Henry added this to Cook Home
November 6, 2013
For office wall. PILES! :)
mezinha9 added this to mudroom
November 5, 2013
Piler
Anna Hill Designs added this to Organization
October 31, 2013
Great article. I'm a "piler"
Ivy Hawkins added this to ivy_hawkins's ideas
October 24, 2013
basket organizing
Rebecca Elkana added this to beckyzoole's ideas
October 23, 2013
Organize the piles!
dabenkie added this to dabenkie's ideas
October 22, 2013
love this idea for papers, receipts etc.
jmeitrott added this to jmeitrott's ideas
October 9, 2013
piler or filer
Zaure Akisheva added this to AZ ideas for home
October 7, 2013
Organised piles
Holly Quedens Guardino added this to holly_quedensguardino's ideas
October 3, 2013
organization
geracisa added this to geracisa's Ideas
October 3, 2013
color
jexwv added this to jexwv's ideas
October 2, 2013
organising by Piles - not files
Gini Paton added this to Studio/office
September 22, 2013
Filing system for those that pile papers
iaaxpage added this to libreros
August 25, 2013
Organizer
bethiec added this to bethiec's Favorites
August 25, 2013
Filing system
twonatrip added this to twonatrip's ideas
August 23, 2013
green baskets in closet on shelves
tillie4739 added this to tillie4739's ideas
August 21, 2013
piling vs filing
Dena Peters added this to dena_peters's ideas
August 20, 2013
Ahh, I like!
phousekeeper added this to bathroom renovation
August 20, 2013
piler baskets
lovemyboys4 added this to For organizing me!
August 20, 2013
Piles vs files
jenob added this to jenob's ideas
August 19, 2013
Filing system in our new office space
Kim Morrison added this to organization
August 19, 2013
piler's way to organization
Valasha Sweetnich added this to Organization
August 19, 2013
I'm a piler - piles instead of files!
grandma19plus3 added this to Organization?
August 19, 2013
it seems more organized. Although, I do not like the look of it. Maybe hiden would be OK.
Cathie Marsh added this to oganizzing
August 19, 2013
the organization
darbee added this to Living Room Ideas
August 19, 2013
This would work as a sorting system in the closet under the stairs. An attractive way to keep piles sorted and easily accessible. A basket for each family member (and the dog), plus receipts, household papers, etc.
susand1108 added this to Office
August 18, 2013
It's ok to be a piler, not a filer. Baskets for each person in household, plus other such as schoolwork, bills,
arkanian21 added this to Laundry
August 18, 2013
organizing ideas
mjdauer added this to mjdauer's Ideas
August 18, 2013
I'm a piler! and I love baskets!
flisswaterford added this to Home Office Ideas
August 18, 2013
maybe I'm a piled, not a filer - love the idea of these baskets
15westnyc added this to 15westnyc's Ideas
August 18, 2013
Piling system instead of filing system?
cuebell added this to Home Office Ideas
August 18, 2013
filing for pilers
marjeanterrell added this to Home Office Ideas
August 18, 2013
organizing
msmooser added this to msmooser's ideas
August 18, 2013
Storage
jenz26 added this to jenz26's ideas
August 18, 2013
basket organisation!
Brooke Cygnar added this to brooke_cygnar's Ideas
August 18, 2013
Paper organizing
Shanita Burney added this to shanitaburney's Ideas
August 18, 2013
Labeled baskets to use for us since we are pilers
lwaft added this to lwaft's ideas
August 18, 2013
Could work for me
macasey12 added this to macasey12's ideas
August 18, 2013
Baskets to file
chriszook added this to chriszook's ideas
August 18, 2013
piler not filer
lokiblossom added this to lokiblossom's ideas
August 18, 2013
I can store piles of stuff in baskets instead of having to file things!
Celia Meiras added this to organising papers for piler
August 18, 2013
Attractive and simple and could work for me
Jessica Daw Interiors LLC added this to Sam's Snug
August 18, 2013
This idea suits you, as you might just be a 'piler' and not a 'filer.' !
acoellner added this to mom's office
July 31, 2013
Piler not a filer!!
corhouse added this to organizing systems
July 11, 2013
paper filing system
tkjs68 added this to Kitchen & dining
July 8, 2013
Basket files
heymanjb added this to heymanjb's Ideas
July 7, 2013
Baskets
Melony Lane added this to Home Office Ideas
July 4, 2013
Filing for pilers
Tera Werner added this to Organizing papers,mail,medical,school,bills,reciepts...etc
June 30, 2013
Great ideas on organizing paper work for people who don't like the filing cabinets!!
nihabangaru added this to nihabangaru's Ideas
June 28, 2013
Basket organizer
kikicj333 added this to Closet Ideas
June 17, 2013
the visual
lbacott added this to lbacott's Ideas
June 15, 2013
Organizing baskets for everyone.
lwsawin added this to lwsawin's Ideas
June 13, 2013
Pile filing
ghanl added this to ghanl's Ideas
June 13, 2013
Love it
3remodeling added this to 3remodeling's ideas
June 13, 2013
a closet that is organized. looks neat and well labeled.
waleskitchen added this to Storage Ideas
June 8, 2013
way of filing paperwork in the house...all family members and dog get a basket. Other baskets for receipts, tax stuff and manuals. At end of year, store into a filing cabinet if needed longterm. Like the look
gregorymacisaac added this to storage
June 3, 2013
Instead of file cabinet
claudia7878 added this to Organization
May 29, 2013
Idea to organize- Baskets
jenses55 added this to Office/Library
May 25, 2013
Organization for piles of paper!
1958penny added this to 1958penny's ideas
May 20, 2013
Ok I admit I am a piler
juliecc22 added this to Organization Tips
May 8, 2013
Organization baskets
Julie Topoleski added this to Kitchens
May 7, 2013
Love the idea of having a basket for everyone for paperwork
bleevnblessings added this to organized
May 6, 2013
PILE file!
Sunlight Properties Ltd added this to caroline_sutton's ideas
May 1, 2013
Great idea if you like piles of papers rather than filing them all away out of sight (and out of mind!)
dlopez221 added this to organizers
April 25, 2013
Baskets & lables
Jana Magaña added this to webuser_88985's Ideas
April 24, 2013
ORGANIZADOR
mollymeroberts added this to mollymeroberts's Ideas
April 23, 2013
How to organize papers if you are a piler! I love this idea because I am a piler. It would work really well with my schoolwork and bills, etc! Now, I just need to find a space in my tiny apartment for something similar!
omuneek added this to omuneek's Ideas
April 19, 2013
Organizing tip
maryellenborgelt added this to maryellen's ideas
April 17, 2013
Paper/Clutter Solution: maybe EVERYTHING can go in a bookshelves lined (small thus existing) closet?
cookejm added this to cookejm's Favorites
April 17, 2013
piler
Ana Cogalniceanu added this to ana_cogalniceanu's Ideas
April 16, 2013
Organize
Christina Comer added this to Piler or Filer organizing tipsi
April 14, 2013
love this
debswett added this to debswett's ideas
April 13, 2013
Love these ideas and comments............makes me feel better.
aviki added this to aviki's Favorites
April 12, 2013
Good piling system
handler123 added this to handler123's ideas
April 10, 2013
Like the basket
mzey added this to front room
April 10, 2013
In mudroom or front room instead of filing cabinet, put on top shelves of bookcase to keep out of kid hands. Basket for me, Jeff, manuals (appliances, electronics, etc), receipts, medical paperwork, etc.
mzey added this to Mudroom
April 10, 2013
possibly put baskets in mudroom or front room instead of filing cabinet
lalou80 added this to office
April 8, 2013
Piler organization
mothergoose1 added this to study/craft area
April 7, 2013
filing/piling system would like to do this in family room somewhere
brendajean1010 added this to brendajean1010's ideas
April 7, 2013
cute organization
ginjen added this to ginjen's ideas
April 6, 2013
good way to stack
clubrima added this to office
April 6, 2013
use of baskets
Tina C added this to closets and organizing
April 5, 2013
Piler vs filer
stacielarsonrupp added this to storage
April 4, 2013
baskets for storage in a closet
mpfam7 added this to bedroom
April 4, 2013
for organization
biritakm added this to Inni
April 3, 2013
Papír sortering
Debbie Castle added this to debbie_castle's ideas
April 3, 2013
Piling System (for a piler like me)
2149 added this to closets & storage
April 3, 2013
Mail sort?
julieboxley added this to organization
April 3, 2013
filer vs piler
cmu204 added this to The Organized Office
April 3, 2013
LOVE THIS. We are Pilers!
denisemeyer added this to denisemeyer's ideas
April 3, 2013
piles organized!
thehowats added this to thehowats's ideas
April 3, 2013
Storage
tuulikkimarie added this to tuulikkimarie's ideas
April 3, 2013
green baskets for filing
howdytimes3 added this to howdytimes3's Ideas
April 2, 2013
For pilers :)
mimid7 added this to mimid7's Ideas
April 2, 2013
organize my piles in a bookshelf?
rose28 added this to rose28's ideas
April 2, 2013
BAskets on the shelves!
samanthabarrick added this to Garage
April 2, 2013
organizing
oslopam added this to oslopam's ideas
April 2, 2013
pile filing
clg0924 added this to clg0924's ideas
April 2, 2013
Piler baskets for all the mail and etc.
sandra3136 added this to sandra3136's ideas
April 1, 2013
organizing
Melissa Proper added this to Organizational Tools
April 1, 2013
"Filing" papers in baskets instead of a filing cabinet. Great idea!
melaniereese added this to storage and organization
March 31, 2013
Baskets for filing loose papers - piler vs. filer
vlatosha added this to vlatosha's Ideas
March 31, 2013
The system. Manual. Tax receipts. Etc
denisehouston added this to denisehouston's Ideas
March 31, 2013
Filing system piling
polenko added this to polenko's ideas
March 31, 2013
лейбы
laurieakobor added this to Mid Century Modern Stuff
March 30, 2013
I'm a piler too! Good ideas for storing stuff
georgiascot added this to georgiascot's ideas
March 30, 2013
I found these pretty green baskets. They weren't exactly what I wanted, but too often I'll put something off while I try to find the perfect and most economical option. This time I was happy with good enough. I knew there were cuter ways to label the baskets, but again I didn't want to allow the vision of perfection to keep me from something that worked. In this case that was plain 3-by-5 cards, which I cut down, labeled appropriately, punched a hole in and tied to the baskets with leftover ribbon from Christmas.
ameritrash added this to ameritrash's Ideas
March 30, 2013
from an article about pilers vs filers. managed piling is good enough. i should embrace it.
catherine6 added this to catherine6's Favorites
March 30, 2013
Labels
stefpruden added this to office
March 30, 2013
Idea for office closet.
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