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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Manilla File Folder Dividers

Probably the first time in my adult life that I made do with the not so new was when I realized I had to put ourselves on a budget. We had just moved to a new state and was making $10,000 more a year and yet the checkbook balance was still always close to zero. Where was all the new money going? So, I made myself a budget book. I needed dividers for all my separate accounts that I wanted to keep track of. Did I really want to go spend money on dividers for something that was supposed to keep me from spending money frivolously? So this is what I came up with.

I took old manila folders. I tore off the top without the divider tab. (I threw this away at that time, but now I would keep it for scrap paper for the toddler to color on or scratch paper.)

Then I cut off the edges of the folder to make it small enough to fit inside of my three hole punch.


Then I three hole punched it and it was ready to be labeled and placed in the binder!


1 comment:

Countrymama said...

If you take another folder, cut it in half and tape it across the bottom and sides of the file folder, it makes a regular folder.