i am an avid list maker. i can’t keep straight anything i need to get done if i don’t make neat little ‘to do’ lists, complete with small check-off boxes. if i didn’t make these lists, well, you might be staring at a blank blog right about now. i make in them in pretty little journals by cath kidston or the ones above from camilla engman you can find here in san francisco (or online) at rare device.
i also need my folders, lots and lots of pretty folders.i like these thomas paul file folders you can find at see jane work. in those, i catalog my many magazine clippings, blog and photo ideas, bills (ugh!), and just about every other scrap of paper in the house. i keep the folders in baskets or bins — like this white one which is actually a bike basket from design stockholm house.
but i also use lots of vintage metal filing bins, like this one below. i find them on etsy vintage (like this one below i just got from lucky little dot to hold my overflowing magazine collection) and at the flea market. they all work well, and look pretty attractive, too. there may be piles, but heck, they better be pretty piles. what are your organizing tips? wanna share?