Binder Organization – Best Binders & Dividers to Use for Home Office or School Papers


Hi everyone, it’s Alejandra. And I’m sitting
here inside my home office. And today, I’m going to do a quick video on my favorite type
of binders and dividers to use in the home office or for school inside of your backpack. So that said, let me show you my favorite
type of binder. OK. This is my favorite type of binder and it’s made by Staples. Staples
came out with these binders about four, five years ago and at the time, they only have
like five different colors. And now if you go to Staples, they have like literally 20
different colors in all sizes. It’s pretty cool. And when you have like 10 or 15 of these
binders on a single shelf like in color-coded rainbow order, it looks so pretty. So this is what the binders look like when
they’re all together on the shelf in color-coded order and everything is labeled with the exception
of that one white binder. That’s not labeled. But doesn’t it just look consistent, neat,
and organized? I just love it. That’s one of the reasons why I like this binder because
of the variety of colors and how even and consistent it all looks in one shelf. But let me get to like the real reason why
I like them. And I’m kind of like an office supply snob, if that makes sense. You probably
– if you haven’t seen my office supply video, my other office supply video or if you have
seen it then you know that I’m really picky with the stuff I use. So when I find something
I like, I stick to it. OK. So going back to the binder, this is my
favorite binder. The first reason why I really like this binder is the spine. I like how
the spine has like a dedicated section for the label just like this. Like some of the
regular size binders or the regular style binders have a spine that you can label the
whole section and a lot of times, the label it comes with like once you pull it out, it’s
really hard to get it back in because the paper is too flimsy or too thin and then I
don’t know, I just don’t just like it. It’s hard to label the spine. So, this is really easy to label and it comes
with the template inside of here. Let me pull it out and show you guys. OK. So this is the
template it comes with. And if you mess up the front, you can just label the back. So
I really like that. And then I really like how the rings are on
the back panel of the binder, not the spine itself. Sometimes when they’re on the spine,
the papers kind of get caught when you close this. And the ring is on the spine, the papers
kind of get messed up or I don’t really know if that was a good explanation but I like
how the binder rings are on the back of the binder. And then I also like how the front of the
binder has a section to put a cover page or to put title page so you can have a custom
title page or you could use your creativity to come up with something that’s like stylish
or pretty. And then I like how the front of the inside cover has this little section for
putting papers here also. So those are the things I look for in a binder.
And this binder just totally meets my needs and so that’s why I use them. So this binder,
I’m going to show you quickly what’s inside this binder. This is where I keep all of my
picture labels like the pictures that I put in the front of the shoe boxes. So I have
dividers and then I label the dividers with the name of the room so there’s bathroom,
there’s toys, there’s crafts, garage. And then behind each divider, I have all the pictures. So these are all the pictures for the bathroom
and then there are some toy pictures like this. And I don’t have kids so these toy pictures
were from when I used to travel to people’s houses and help them declutter, people that
had kids. And then crafts are back here. So anyways, that’s just the side note on how
to organize your pictures if you have pictures. All right. This is my favorite binder. Let
me quickly talk about the dividers. The dividers inside this binder are not my favorite. I
think they were like $0.99 on clearance a few years ago and I liked how they were colorful
so I bought them and I’m using them. They’re functional. They work. But they’re not the
dividers that are my favorite that I’m going to show you next. OK. So these are my favorite dividers. They
are color-coded and they are made by – these ones are Staples brand. Avery makes a more
expensive version. But the Staples brand works just as well. They are just as high a quality
for a fraction of the price. So I like how they’re color-coded. When I saw them, I was
immediately drawn to them because of the pretty colors. But I also like how it has a cover
page on the very front so you could just label each of the sections instead of having to
label each of the tabs on the dividers itself because yeah, I don’t really like labeling
tabs. I prefer to label one cover sheet and then just have this says like the “legend”
for the rest of the binder. So these are my favorite dividers. Again,
they are Staples brand. I don’t know how much they are up-hand but you can just go to Staples.com
and check it out. So those are my favorite binders. They are the only binder that I use
inside my home office. If you have a favorite binder that you absolutely
love and want to tell me about, I would love to hear. You can either create a video response
or leave a comment below and let me know what it is because I would love to read it. And
if you want more information on my classes or programs that I have then you can visit
my website at Alejandra.TV. I will see you guys soon. Bye!
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