Wednesday, June 21, 2006

WFMW: Instruction booklets

I used to keep all my instruction booklets in one file. Of course, over time, that file got pretty fat and messy. It was hard to find what I needed, and forget about weeding out old ones. Now I keep instruction booklets, as well as warranties, filed according to the room, or section of the house, where the appliance is used. If I use it in the kitchen, like my Kitchenaid mixer or my blender, it goes in the "Kitchen" file. Papers for outdoor equipment, like the lawnmower, go in the "Garage" file. Oh, and all of these (as well as other folders) are store in a two-drawer hanging file cabinet.

14 comments:

Maggie said...

OOH, File by room. Great idea!

GranolaGirl12 said...

Great post! We have a whole file for "baby gear instructions" for aaaallll the stuff we got for baby #1. It will come in handy when/if we give anything away.

aggiejenn said...

Brilliant!

Amy said...

Love the idea of filing by room!!

Shalee said...

Love this very useful idea!

Sue said...

I've just been sorting through booklets after the kitchen remodel. This makes good sense...

Pieces said...

Filing by room! Genius!!

Gabriela said...

Good idea, I was just thinking about this topic. Thanks for sharing.

Mom2fur said...

Thanks to everyone!

Sandra said...

Wow that is a really good idea, I never thought of doing that. Guess what I'm going to do right now??? LOL

Great idea :)

Mama Duck said...

Great idea! I can never find any of my instructions ;).

melnel said...

How is it that things as brilliant and simple as this so easily slip my mind? Thanks for sharing!

Tami said...

Good idea- and no, I don't always let me 4 year old win. What fun would that be?? :)
-Tami

Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) said...

so smart!! my file is fat for that too!