Many of my organizing clients work between two offices: home and work office. Nearly all of my clients have a bag or briefcase that serves as a “mini office” that travels between home and wherever else life happens. If you fall under either of these categories you’ll benefit from a folder I created just yesterday: “Home <-> Office.” This folder will permanently live in the briefcase and will be the only place where documents in transition live - no more used and abused papers at the bottom of your bag! Note: it is not meant to store documents. In theory, nothing should live in here for more than two days max. I chose a translucent plastic folder because not only can you see if something is inside, but it takes a beating on the go in a way a manila folder never could.
If you have a bag that travels between two work places, then you know how used and abused well-traveled papers can get. Treat yourself to a clearly labeled plastic folder that never leaves your bag, serving as a heavy-duty go-between.