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June 20, 2013 11:21 AM | Sandy Jones
It seems there is a little disagreement out there out as to whether you should put your hanging-filing tabs to the front of the folder or to the back, and whether to space the tabs across the folder or in straight line back?       Who knew there were such strong opinions? Here's my thought on the matter... you are WAY ahead of the game, and are already Simply Organized if you are using your files and have TABS!

But for those who like to take it to the next level, I will weigh in on the matter and state that I choose to insert them to the front and go straight back and here is why:
1) This way the tab is ALWAYS visible even when the folder is STUFFED full.
2) When I need to file something, I just find the tab, PULL it towards me, and drop the piece of paper inside.
3) I think of it as a door to the file. Open the door to put something in (I put the newest paper to the front), or I think what topic is "behind" the door?

Lastly, I also choose to line up all the tabs to the right vs. zig-zagging across. Personally my eyes and fingers seem to prefer a straight line when quickly viewing vs. looking back and forth. I find the same is true for "most" people, especially those with ADD. 

So what's your preference and why?
Sandy Jones, Simply Organized by Sandy


  • June 21, 2013 10:32 AM | Pam Bowers
    I like the front of the file as well, but I do zig-zag across. To me, it's like natural reading: left to right. =)
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