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Freedom Filer Maintenance-free Deluxe Home Filing Kit

3.7 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

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  • Quick Start labels for Fast Set Up
  • 200+ additional pre-printed labels for specific household needs
  • Deluxe Version 400+ blank color-coded labels for handwriting or printing using any word processor
  • 5 indexed "How To" cards to keep handy with your filing system
  • Setup Guide, Label Index, Q & A Booklet
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Product Description

Free yourself from cleaning out your filing cabinet, for the rest of your life! Eliminate the need to set up new folders and re-label files each year Have all your documents immediately available at tax time, year after year! Finish routine filing in 5 seconds or less! Instantly locate receipts for taxes, vendor disputes, audits, returns, and for resale Always have your current policies, agreements, legal and administrative files at your fingertips Keep a centralized place for family and property records Never have to decide when to throw away old papers! Easy Setup: 1. Choose from pre-printed labels or create your own with easy-to-print blanks. 2. Just apply stickers to outside or inside of file tabs--no hassle, no mess. 3. Drop folders into any filing drawer or crate and your ready to file. It's that easy. (crate not included)

Product Information

Technical Details

Brand Name FreedomFiler
Item Weight 13.6 ounces
Product Dimensions 11 x 0.2 x 13 inches
Material Type paper, labels
Manufacturer Part Number FF-KT-000

Additional Information

ASIN B001N18MC8
Customer Reviews
3.7 out of 5 stars 19 customer reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #195,526 in Office Products (See top 100)
#11,912 in Office Products > Educational Supplies > Filing Products
#263,680 in Office Products > Office Supplies
Shipping Weight 13.6 ounces
Date First Available December 4, 2008

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FreedomFiler provided a structure to setup my paper files. I have a lot of paper files. It helped me setup my files so that I can find what I need, remove outdated information, have access to permanent records and setup archives. Also, I was able to get rid of files that I don't need. I found out about FreedomFiler after buying "Unclutter Your Life In One Week" and reading the Unclutter Blog, so it was a priority to get rid of things if possible.

It is worth the money I spent but it took a lot of time to set it up. They give you suggestions for what to file based on the type of information you are filing, including alternate suggestions and the ability to customize labels. If I had created a new filing system on my own, it would have taken a lot more time, it would not be as easy to maintain and would not look as nice.

I would like to have had specific suggestions for filing health insurance bills and EOB's and there are a few types of files that don't fit into a specific place. This is probably because I need to learn this system. Another thing I would like: being able to add a file without having to shift all of the tabs for that section. My temporary solution is to setup the tabs inline while I am still making changes.
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This product was recommended by a few different professional organizers, so I looked into it and decided to give it a try.

The system does not file items into similar subjects, like Financial and Family and Housing. Instead, it requires you to stop and think about how long you will need to keep the info and file it in a color-coded section based on if and when you will need to purge it. The theory is that if you have papers that need to be kept forever, you'll file them in a section with other papers that will be kept forever. If you'll only need to keep them for a year or so, you'll file them with that type of papers.

In reality, this system has created a filing bottleneck for me, and I can't find (or file) much of anything.

For example, I have a medical bill that I need to file, and I pull out my filing drawer. Where does this paper go? Should I file it with monthly bills that will be (according to this system) kept for 2 years? (Wow! That's a long time!) Or should they go with medical records that will be kept forever? I now have stacks of papers that apparently didn't go in any of these. Well, mine also needs to be kept for up to 7 years in case the IRS audits me, since it was paid from my HSA account. Should that instead go in the tax file? What if I need that info to see what tests were done when I go to the Dr. next year? You see the problem.

What I've actually ended up doing is making a stack of papers that (to me) don't fit neatly into this filing system until I kiss my $42 or so goodbye and recreate my filing system YET AGAIN to go with my actual life.

When I get a mortgage bill, I want to be able to file it with the other bills under "Housing - Mortgage Bills" category. The pest control bill goes under "Housing - Pest Control".
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There are two questions you need to ask yourself before you buy this product. First do you already have a filing system for your important papers? If yes are you happy with it? If both answers are yes you do not need this product. Now if your papers are laying around in piles and have cost you time and or money searching for then you should consider this product.
What you get: Labels for your files and a step by step method for getting a handle on organizing them. You do not get the files or tabs. On amazon the files will cost you around $35. There are plenty of vids on the internet that demonstrate their system of organizing your files. I would look at them before buying any filing system.
Me I first got my ideas for organizing my files from Money Magazine way back in the 1980's. This product is an improvement over mine but it is taking a while to adapt to their way of filing.
Five stars for this product for people who need a place to start and four for those of us who already have a system in place and want to improve it.
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It took a while to assemble the kit and transfer everything over from my legacy cabinets and piles. Having cleared that hurdle, I now marvel at how easy it is to retrieve any of my papers. When I must review a contract or agreement, I am pleased by the speed at which I am able to have the papers to hand. I find the "Catch All" monthly files, and "Remove/Replace" sections especially useful. The "Quick Index" is a work of art that guides my decisions on many hard to classify documents. I also like the accuracy of the headings for my filing needs, and the elegance of the product's look and function. I've begun relying on this system immediately.
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i waited a while to buy this. at least 6 months.
i thought, "how can some file tab system thing be so awesome?"
but it IS awesome.
i found out about Freedom Filer from a blog called Unclutterer.
i trust the writer of this blog; everything she says in her blog makes sense.
so we took a half a day over the holiday to freedom filer-ize our filing cabinet.
you DO need to make sure you have the proper tabs & enough hanging files before you get started.

yeah, this system costs $40 or whatever, but it is so worth it. i've always been pretty good about filing, but now my files are on the 2nd floor (not the 1st floor which i prefer for convenience) and i am way more slackadaisical about filing, and my files have degenerated in upkeep. i've also moved in with the boyfriend, gotten married, and moved houses 2ce into bigger spaces, thus acquiring more stuff and more papers to file. the hubby has adhd so he never files s***, & if he does, it is in all the very wrong places from what is marked on the tab. But when we switched over to the freedom filer (which we did together as it was a large undertaking & something we both needed to learn & understand), he became very organized & particular abt the files. and the other day i actually caught him filing something (hoorayyy!!) *and* in the right folder (double hoorayyy!!)!! This is impressive. And i blame it on the Freedom Filer.
so thank you, brilliant folks of freedom filer. i appreciate it. being organized & knowing you can go find some paper right when you need it feels really awesome.
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