Have users’ manuals all over the house? Get them into one binder, so you’ll know where they are when you need them. This will make it easy for you to look up instructions, troubleshooting tips and parts numbers for everything that you own. And if you ever decide to sell something, including the user’s manual won’t be any trouble at all (and may even help you make the sale).
To get started on this project, just print out a copy of the users’ manuals binder cover; slip it into the front of a binder (I’d recommend a big 4-inch binder) …
and slide your manuals into plastic sleeves
To make it easier to flip through later, I recommend dividing your binder into tabbed sections. Here are the sections that I used in mine:
- Outdoor Equipment
Regular dividers won’t stick out past the plastic sleeves, so you’ll need to use stick on tabs. I’ve been using Avery’s NoteTabs for the past several years, but I think I’m going to switch to using Semikolon Sticky Tab Markers when I run out because they’re a lot cheaper (we’re talking 600 for $6.95 cheaper).
After rounding up all my manuals, I had enough to fill two binders. That’s a lot of manuals, but at least they’re all in one place now.
Trying to get a handle on all of your paper piles? I’ll be releasing more binders like this one over the next two weeks. Get your users’ manuals organized now, so you’ll be ready to follow along with the next step.
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