If you store papers in file folders, you want that folder to hold its contents. If the folder is torn or if the paper is warped because you accidentally spilled water over the folder, consider if it is time for an upgrade.
Look for folders that only hold a sheet or two of paper – is it necessary to divide a topic to that narrow a subset?
Are there file folders holding papers that you never reference? Unless these papers are tax documents or for personal identification, do you need these papers?
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.