Hello again, savvy savers! For this weeks Organizational Tips, I wanted to share the way I organize greeting cards.
I store my greeting cards in an accordion file folder! I label them according to use; family-themed cards, fall holiday cards, winter holiday cards, patriotic holiday cards, get well cards, condolence cards, and spiritually themed cards. I also reserve the last tab of the file for address labels, foil stamps, and the like. In addition, I purchase good quality accordion folders right after Labor Day annually at Office Depot, where various brands are drops upwards of 80% off; the file I have shown above was purchased for only $0.75!
I also find that throughout the year I can purchase cards for a song generally, and one of my favorite places to purchase cards is at General Dollar, where I can match Hallmark and American Greeting cards, everyday pierced at 2/$1.00 with manufacturer coupons. I try not to spend over $$0.25 a card; my stock-up pricing for greeting cards is $0.15 or less, per card.
Also note, that some greeting cards, with inserts or musical functions, tend to be thicker cards, so I double the elastic strap over my accordion file to ensure they stay properly closed as well.
This is a quick, easy way to organize your cards, in such a way that you can easily locate them, and fit their container neatly in most desk drawers!
Here’s to organizing!