Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Almost free file folder holder.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Almost free file folder holder.

I love Paper Source. With all my little DIY heart. What I don’t love about Paper Source is their kinda high prices. They send weekly e-mails pimping their products, and I am always the sucker who goes to the website and sees what they’re offering or what’s new.

This file folder holder stole my heart ever since I saw it in May:

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But at $27.95 plus shipping and tax, it was a no go. I think if I actually liked the folders themselves I would have justified it in some way, but I am not crazy about the folders. Just the pool blue holder.

Naturally, when Monica Wants It, Monica finds a way to get it. Enter free USPS $9.95 flat-rate mailbox.

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I then drew an opening and cut it out where I wanted my file folders to go:

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Once that part was off I put in my brand new damask/pin stripe/houndstooth file folders that I snagged at Wal-Mart on clearance. This step was mostly to see if the box was still too tall, etc.

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Obviously it’s too tall so I just kept trimming off the top until it was at the height I wanted. Once that was done, I grabbed my gift wrap. Yuppers, good ol’ fashion gift wrap. I used the same gift wrap that I used to line my entire bookshelf (pics of that in another post) so it would all match and be cohesive. The roll was about $4.00 at Wal-Mart, and it came with a ton of paper. Great deal and it matches my office color scheme.

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Then I line up the paper, start taping, snip off any excess.

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Keep trimming as you go around all the corners and on the inside.

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And then all of a sudden, you’re done!

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I could have stopped there, but no. I wanted pretty labels.

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I made 9 categories of commonly used stuff that I use, and sometimes Daniel. I put about 20ish sheets in each folder, and then rest is all tucked away (out of sight) in the bottom part of the bookshelf. I will refill the file folders when that particular folder gets low on that item. It’s a quick way to grab the paper that we most commonly use.

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And here it is sitting on it’s home in the bottom part of the bookshelf. So, you get to see a tiny bit of the bookshelf/bookcase today, and you’ll see the entire thing tomorrow. Yes, I am ridiculously vain and put up my own bridal portrait in my office. Actually, we used this frame at the wedding to show off my bridals, and I was too lazy to switch out the picture, so for now it stays. It is a nice picture though. :-)

Anyway, I love my new file folder holder, and the best part is that it cost me NOTHING! FREE! Who doesn’t love free stuff? And if I don’t blog for the next few days, it’s because the USPS people came after me for using their materials for non-shipping reasons! Yikes!

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Monday, July 6, 2009

Almost free file folder holder.

I love Paper Source. With all my little DIY heart. What I don’t love about Paper Source is their kinda high prices. They send weekly e-mails pimping their products, and I am always the sucker who goes to the website and sees what they’re offering or what’s new.

This file folder holder stole my heart ever since I saw it in May:

folders

But at $27.95 plus shipping and tax, it was a no go. I think if I actually liked the folders themselves I would have justified it in some way, but I am not crazy about the folders. Just the pool blue holder.

Naturally, when Monica Wants It, Monica finds a way to get it. Enter free USPS $9.95 flat-rate mailbox.

101_0336

I then drew an opening and cut it out where I wanted my file folders to go:

101_0379

101_0380

Once that part was off I put in my brand new damask/pin stripe/houndstooth file folders that I snagged at Wal-Mart on clearance. This step was mostly to see if the box was still too tall, etc.

101_0381

Obviously it’s too tall so I just kept trimming off the top until it was at the height I wanted. Once that was done, I grabbed my gift wrap. Yuppers, good ol’ fashion gift wrap. I used the same gift wrap that I used to line my entire bookshelf (pics of that in another post) so it would all match and be cohesive. The roll was about $4.00 at Wal-Mart, and it came with a ton of paper. Great deal and it matches my office color scheme.

101_0382

Then I line up the paper, start taping, snip off any excess.

101_0383

Keep trimming as you go around all the corners and on the inside.

101_0385

And then all of a sudden, you’re done!

101_0386

101_0387

I could have stopped there, but no. I wanted pretty labels.

101_0413

I made 9 categories of commonly used stuff that I use, and sometimes Daniel. I put about 20ish sheets in each folder, and then rest is all tucked away (out of sight) in the bottom part of the bookshelf. I will refill the file folders when that particular folder gets low on that item. It’s a quick way to grab the paper that we most commonly use.

101_0440

And here it is sitting on it’s home in the bottom part of the bookshelf. So, you get to see a tiny bit of the bookshelf/bookcase today, and you’ll see the entire thing tomorrow. Yes, I am ridiculously vain and put up my own bridal portrait in my office. Actually, we used this frame at the wedding to show off my bridals, and I was too lazy to switch out the picture, so for now it stays. It is a nice picture though. :-)

Anyway, I love my new file folder holder, and the best part is that it cost me NOTHING! FREE! Who doesn’t love free stuff? And if I don’t blog for the next few days, it’s because the USPS people came after me for using their materials for non-shipping reasons! Yikes!

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