Attacking Paper Clutter with Freedom Filer

I just received my packet from Freedom Filer, a ready-made filing system that is meant to streamline the process of maintaining important paper-based files. Since I’m trying to eliminate as much of my paper clutter as possible and keep it to just the basics, this program appealed to me, especially since it came highly recommended by Erin Doland, editor of my favorite organizational blog Unclutterer.


Tonight I will be finishing up my taxes and getting this filing system in place. I can’t wait to see how the system works out and I will be blogging my progress. My hope is that Freedom Filer will help me make wiser decisions about what I can scan into my computer and shred, and which documents are sensitive enough (taxes, health records, etc.) that I need to keep them in their physical form.

Have any of you tried the Freedom Filer? What did you think?

9 Comments on Attacking Paper Clutter with Freedom Filer

  1. Melanie N.
    April 6, 2010 at 7:53 pm (8 years ago)

    Let me know how it goes! I saw an offer on Joffer today about having someone help you get organized. I'm seriously considering it so I can get help tackling the craziness that is my closet. 😛

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    • Marie
      April 6, 2010 at 12:28 pm (8 years ago)

      That does sound tempting! I will definitely let you know how my Freedom Filing goes. 🙂 I’m really excited to test it out.

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  2. Rebecca
    April 6, 2010 at 8:32 pm (8 years ago)

    I just finished up my taxes last night too – looking for solutions for a less painful 2010 filing! I ordered a Behance notebook earlier today, this may be my next purchase!

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    • Marie
      April 6, 2010 at 1:57 pm (8 years ago)

      Well, I’ve been using Turbo Tax on Terry’s recommendation and it’s kind of awesome. If your employer uses a compatible payroll service you can automatically enter your return – it fills in all the fields for you! Let me know how you like the Behance notebook. I’m thinking of getting a Levenger Circa notebook as my offline organizer (I use Things for Mac otherwise) and I’m interested in what Behance is doing too.

      Reply
  3. suki
    April 6, 2010 at 8:36 pm (8 years ago)

    Eyes glued to your blog for updates! 🙂 Getting my taxes done too!

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  4. a11en
    April 7, 2010 at 11:44 pm (8 years ago)

    Oh man, I should never have found your blog… now I just want all of it! LOL 🙂 I need a real job to help pay for my office supplies/organization fetish! hahahaha 🙂

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    • Marie
      April 7, 2010 at 4:53 pm (8 years ago)

      Haha, just wait for my post tomorrow, I’m going to talk about how I set up the Freedom Filer. It really is a good system and worth the money in my opinion.

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