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Reader needs advice: Affordable Attractive Document Storage

Last post Sun, Sep 12 2010 8:00 PM by slk2042. 4 replies.
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  • Wed, Sep 8 2010 11:43 AM

    • Pat
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    Reader needs advice: Affordable Attractive Document Storage

      Dear Stretchers - Where can you purchase attractive & inexpensive storage to keep paper work which you can have in your living room or family room? I'd like to keep some of my records in wicker or wooden boxes, but they are outrageously expensive & some of the others are either flimsy or hideously ugly like the "bankers boxes." I'd like to put this paper work on large shelves out of the way, but accessible. Any ideas, would be greatly appreciated. Before you tell me, yes. I've purged all I can, but some I need to keep! CS

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  • Wed, Sep 8 2010 12:18 PM In reply to

    • Toni B.
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    Re: Reader needs advice: Affordable Attractive Document Storage


    We keep our paperwork in a plastic portable hanging file holder (11 1/2 high by 13 inches wide by 11 inches deep). Our system is set up for a year, separated by the month. We picked this method because in case of an emergency (fire or evacuation), we can grab the entire file by the handle and go.


    We keep ours in a cupboard where its can't be seen however I have found that these files fit nicely in a wicker floor basket which you can find at garage sales or discount stores. I've placed folded crocheted blankets on the top so it looks like the basket is holding blankets. As an added bonus, my cats use it as a bed.

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  • Sun, Sep 12 2010 7:44 PM In reply to

    • slccom
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    Re: Reader needs advice: Affordable Attractive Document Storage

    Use cardboard boxes an dput Contact paper on them. If you redecorate, just change out the paper.
  • Sun, Sep 12 2010 7:57 PM In reply to

    Re: Reader needs advice: Affordable Attractive Document Storage

    go to a craft store pick up those stick it papper things cover a box and have stickers on it that goes with the decore mom did this with old wall papper to use it up she uses it for tax returns or old phots dating back turn of the centry stuff that her father had when he was young-or use plastic tub thing the color of you frontroom.

  • Sun, Sep 12 2010 8:00 PM In reply to

    Re: Reader needs advice: Affordable Attractive Document Storage

    If the paperwork is going to be on shelves out of the way, maybe put a tension rod across the top shelf, then shirring some pretty fabric across the rod to be a curtain that hangs the length of the shelving. That way the boxes aren't seen, and you can change out the fabric when you redecorate.

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