One thing many people probably don’t know about me, is that I love to be organized. But with my husband, my step daughter and my baby girl, that isn’t always possible. I couldn’t tell you how often important papers go missing, or how half our mail magically finds itself upon the bookshelf in our entry door piled up in a mess.
As soon as I got my WonderFile, first thing was first… Get rid of all the useless trash and papers I didn’t need. Next, I noticed the two small middle storage pockets. Instantly, three things came to mind: Birth certificates, SS cards, and immunization records.
I love that there are 5 other large pockets. Because there were so many, they were easily dividable into all the different categories I wanted to use my WonderFile for.
For years my husband and I had been in and out of court with his ex, and I can honestly tell you that we have hundreds of documents to prove it. So that was one of the things we use our WonderFile for. We keep all the most current, most important documents in place, such as the parenting plan, divorce decree, child support order, and any other current orders and rulings.
And as for the other sections of my WonderFile, I keep loan documents and credit card statements and bills, so that way every payday, I can pull them all out and begin the bill paying process. I also keep a handy, dandy calculator in my WonderFile just for that reason.
Another section of my WonderFile is used for certificates and awards. All those certificates we accumulate between my husband’s numerous work awards, and his daughters awards she comes home with from school, are nice and safely tucked away from becoming damaged. Soon I will be able to add some of my baby girl’s certificates and awards once she starts preschool this coming September.
One of the other sections, I use for storing my work trainings, certifications, resume, as well as training handbooks for cpr/first aid, etc….
And lastly I use the middle pocket for keeping all my paychecks and stubs in place as well as tax return information, vehicle titles, and my apartment lease.
One of the nice things about the WonderFile is how incredibly portable it is. It folds up nice and securely, and has a good strong handle to carry it by. I definitely like that it is red in color, so its nice and bright and stands out when I am trying to find it.
One thing I must mention is that on their packaging they say it “even has room for a laptop computer”. Yes, perhaps that may be true, but it would have to be a very very small laptop, or a netbook. My laptop most certainly would not fit inside my WonderFile. The other downside to the WonderFile, is that when unfolded is really large at a whopping 34”x27”! That’s about the size of a poster! I don’t know about you, but that’s pretty big, and almost too big to even unfold anywhere. I don’t have a desk big enough, and our kitchen table almost always has stuff on it. But Either way, it still takes up the entire table. So because of that one reason, I can pretty much only use my WonderFile while sitting on the floor, or on my bed, or on a rare day at the table.