Now when I do my planning, all my resources are at my finger tips. My binders are divided into themes, months, skills; you name it, I just might have it in a binder. Just today a teacher needed number writing practice pages. I knew exactly where to look and within in seconds was able to pull the resource for him.
How does this keep me from piling up papers that need to go back in binders? EASY PEASY as my kids say. I DON'T take the papers our of their sleeves. Instead, I tab the pages I want copied. Yes, I might be bringing several binders to the copy room, (it keeps me from needing to go to the gym) and it keeps my file cabinet clutter-free. Yes, I still have a file cabinet- old habits are hard to break and there are some things that just won't fit in a plastic sleeve. I do find that I am using less and less of the contents of my file cabinet. Slowly I am weeding through it.