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Favorite Organizing Things: File Tabs

Organizing is easier when you’ve got the right tools for the job. As a professional organizer with more than two decades of experience, I have a list of tried and true products I’ve recommended and used with clients for years.

Each month I’m sharing one of my favorite things with you to help maximize your organizing efforts.

3.5” File Tabs

Everyone has their own system for organizing office files. Earlier this year I outlined a hanging file system that works for many of my clients https://unclutterednw.com/blog/hangingfilefolders/ but that system only works if you can identify the items in the folder.

I recommend swapping out the original tabs that come with most file folders for larger 3.5” file tabs. You might not think it makes much difference, but size does matter when it comes to being able to read a label. As we get older, we often prefer (or need) larger fonts. The larger file tab provides additional space which makes it easier to read. Keeping tabs legible keeps your organizing efforts on track and your files where they need to be.


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If you’re still unsure about the most efficient way to use hanging file folders in your home or office, it might be time to schedule a consultation with me. Send me an email linda@unclutterednw.com and let’s chat.

Linda Deppa

Linda Deppa has seen more clutter than you could make in your lifetime - and found a place for all of it.

As a Certified Professional Organizer, Linda has helped hundreds of clients experience the joy that comes from reclaiming their space, and the relief of bringing their shoulders down from their ears when they realize they no longer feel stressed walking into a cluttered home or office.

Linda’s success in working with clients goes beyond her ability to organize their possessions. Her own life experiences, including a life-altering car accident, gives her a deep desire to help each of her client’s live life to the fullest. What starts as an organizing project with Linda often leads to mindset shifts that impact other areas of their lives.

Linda is a member of the National Associate of Productivity and Organizing Professionals and current President, past Vice President, Treasurer and Membership Director of the Seattle-based NAPO chapter.

A skilled presenter and motivational speaker, consider hiring Linda to speak at your next conference or event. Contact Linda via email: linda@unclutterednw.com

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