I love how organized three-ring binders (and sheet protectors, let’s not forget about sheet protectors) make me feel. At one point, I had FIVE two-inch thick binders filled with crochet patterns (fit into individual sheet protectors). Do I really have to mention how few of these patterns I’d used? (Very, very, um, very few.)
If the three-ring binders help organize information that you use, awesome! If you haven’t looked at the information stored in these binders since you snapped shut the rings, consider if you can let this stuff go (or scan it into your computer if you are concerned that you need it for reference).
If this task doesn’t apply to you: Organize the contents of one digital or physical file folder. Eliminate what you don’t need and keep what you do.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.