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?
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 (www.nakedbinder.com):
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!
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~!