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There are a lot of different aspects to managing my Brownie troop right now, and all of them seem to involve paperwork. (The Girl Scouts thrive on paperwork, but that is another story…) I found that if I dumped everything into my Girl Scout bag, they mingled with craft supplies, extra paper, abandoned projects and other jetsam. I couldn’t find things again, so I decided to try a micro-organization to help me with the papers.
The papers lent themselves to grouping by what the concern: family partnership, bridging, badge work, yearbook, and cookies. However, I often wanted to work on one set of papers without the others, so keeping them in a filing case or a binder wasn’t really a workable option.
I had some plastic folders around which are punched to fit in a three ring binder. I put each grouping of paper into a separate folder, and labled it with my labeler, placing the label so it would be readable when the folder was on its long side.
Using the Folders
These folders take up very little room in my Girl Scout bag, and stand up so I can quickly find the one that I need. I can pull a single folder to work at my computer, and take only what I need to meetings.
Do you have any tips for organizing project papers on the go? Share below.
Photo by Racchio