Naked Binder Review

You have piles of bills and statements stacked high on your desk you are going to “file later” and you have more manila files labeled “to be filed” than ones you actually have in use. Sound familiar to anyone? I have an eco-friendly product to help get you organized in no time.

I mentioned the example above, because that is where I could get caught up in the organization train, but you could file recipes, favorite school projects of your kids, or your kids could use them for their back-to-school needs. Either way, the Naked Binder offers an eco-friendly option for your family to consider when purchasing binders. I ended up using mine to organize my blog documents and love that they are color coded so I grab, let’s say, the red binder and I know what’s inside.

My prescription for your organization needs?

This should get you started:
*Set of color-coded Naked Binder Project Binders
*50 pack of clear document covers for binders (per binder)
*A couple packs of Naked Tabs (a pack per binder) to organize contents

Naked Binders are made with recycled materials, for example the Project Binders I reviewed are made of 97% post consumer waste and 3% recycled materials. The binders themselves are 100% recyclable. The colored binding is made of 100% cotton book binding cloth and is applied with a water based glue to add color and protection. You can order binders individually, in a set or save even more by ordering a box of 24 (perfect for heavy duty reorganization and for businesses).

Some more information about the Project Binders (

Our Eco Binders [are] manufactured in the United States with waste paper from the state of Connecticut. The Project Binder is far stronger than a vinyl binder.  The hinge is an integral part of the binder, not a separate piece. An independent testing laboratory confirmed that the hinges are strong when they ran flex tests of over 50,000 openings and closings with no visible change. That’s sustainable!

• Completely recyclable
• 100% recycled board, 97% post-consumer waste
• independently tested to 50,000+ flexes
• acid neutral board
• no plastic, vinyl or toxic chemicals.
• 1” ring holds 170 sheets of 8.5″ x 11″ paper
• discounts on ordering by the case (24 to a case)

The only point of criticism I would have is that there are no pockets to slide things into in the front or back like plastic binders. But this would be near impossible to do with recycled paper materials without it ripping. So you can either clip loose papers on the front or back of the binder or purchase a paper or plastic binder pocket to place inside the binder.
UPDATE: I was just informed that a clip-in binder pocket will be available by the end of the month!

And I can’t end my review without mentioning the fantastic craft ideas I had! Because it’s made of recycled materials you can write on the binders in pen or marker, or make them beautiful by gluing and/or decoupaging paper or fabric onto them. What a fun way to personalize your files and the perfect way for your kids to add their own unique touch to their binders and have a safe outlet for self expression. Magazine clips would be particularly popular with teens and preteens and no one else in school will have one like theirs!

Other Products:

I’ve mainly discussed their Project Binders I reviewed, but they also have the Naked Binder, Architect Binder, Wrapped Binders, larger ring sizes and Naked Tabs. So go get organizing~!

A set of Project Binders were provided by The Naked Binder for this reveiw. 
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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. I use binders for -everything- paper related. I prefer them to file folders, even. I was just thinking that I needed to start printing some of my organizational forms and ebooks…you, know, so I can be organized. :o) So, that's what I need them for…of course, the rate I use them, I should probably just go buy a case!

  2. bekki1820cb says:

    I could definitely use these for organizing all my coupons. I would like something bigger than the dinky plastic bag I've been using. I really like the Project Binders the best out of all the binders. The others don't look like they would be right for the job! haha. lol

  3. I would use these binders to organize all my various class materials: homeschool co-op, birth classes, college class.

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  8. I love these!! They are so multipurpose! I would use the a couple of the naked binders for scrapbooks, one for each child's official school papers and reports, and one for each child's medical records and receipts. What a cool giveaway!
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  14. Terra Jones says:

    I would use them for recipes!


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  17. I would use these to organize our debts and monthly bills. I like the Project binders the best because of the color choices. It would be easy to associate a certain binder with a certain bill.(for instance green for taxes) so, anything having to do with taxes, I would know to just quickly grab the green folder.

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  28. Tranquility says:

    I took a look at the website and decided that I really like the Project Binders!
    I've been meaning to do some serious reorganizing lately – we own three small businesses, plus have our home bills to keep track of and I would love to have a neat and tidy new set of binders to color code and re-organize it all!!!

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  30. James, Andrea, and Clara Smith says:

    I think I would use the project binders. I like a bit of color and probably any naked ones would stay naked. I have a hard time getting around to things. : ( I really could use one to organize recipes that I print offline or others share with me. I also need one to help organize missionary newsletters. I know I'd find uses for others: craft patterns, house hold organization, emergency information, etc.

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  36. I would like the bright project binders. I would use them to organize bills, house documents, car documents, and our family doc. I need to start doing something!!

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  48. megankortepeter says:

    I'd use them to keep track of my freelance writing assignments.

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    I like the architect binder that way I can keep my daughter's papers and art stuff together. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  59. I like the red project binder, I could use these spiffy binders to organize my meal planning and couponing, or all my volunteering paperwork from school.
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  61. I would use these to organize our medical records, my mail in rebate papers, the cats' vet records, etc.

  62. I can't decide between the project binders and the naked binders! Either way I would probably use them to organize school stuff and various charity projects that I'm working on.

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