As part of my assignment last week in my quest to get my crap together, I asked you all for some help with my address book situation. (Go here, if you’re interested.) After reading through your comments (THANK YOU!!!), I settled on the following:
I went to my nearest office supply store and picked up a binder and some business card pages. The business card pages were $3.59 for a pack of 10. Each page has 10 card slots, so if you put 2 cards per slot (one visible from the front, one visible from the back), you could get 20 addresses per page.
I grabbed some white cardstock and gave Macy the assignment of cutting it into business card sized pieces (2” X 3.5”). I assume you can buy blank business cards somewhere, but I already had the cardstock, so we went with that.
And then I transferred addresses…until kid stuff happened (not unlike this situation, which I posted about on the Crap I’ve Made Facebook page) and I had to stop. I stashed the rest of the addresses I’d clipped from Christmas cards in an envelope in the back pocket of the binder. I know exactly where they are when I’m ready to finish the job.
I’ll keep the binder in the cabinet above the computer desk in my kitchen, next to our Family Binder. (Duuuuuuuuuude…my pictures were BAD 2 years ago!)
I like that I can easily replace a card when someone’s info changes, or even slip the new address in with the card if I’m pressed for time. I also love that I can store business cards in there, like for the pediatrician’s office or my kids’ teachers.
How’d you do with getting your paper clutter under control? Any lessons learned/tips you want to share with the rest of us?