I’m intrigued by new products. I’m intrigued by the possibility of new products. I’m the type of girl that loves trade shows and being able to touch and feel new products without having to commit to buying them. I like to hear the spiels and touch the packaging.
At the Professional Organizer’s Conference I attended in November one of the products I was introduced to was the Homebox Filing System. I’d never heard of this product before but I saw a box on the table and so of course I had to know more :)
Basically the Homebox is a ready-made filing system. The beautiful box comes with nine pre-printed heavy duty storage folders to organize everything from career and education to health and finances. What I was immediately intrigued by was the file folders themselves. They are gorgeous! But oh by the way the folders don’t cascade up like that when you open the box. I asked! That would have been really cool but apparently it’s for demonstration purposes only. Oh well.
Each folder provides a helpful list of what to keep inside. I really liked that. Even though this is a Canadian company, the folders are listed with pertinent information (resources, websites and tips) specific for each location depending on where you purchase from (US/Canada). Very nice. Apparently each folder holds up to 200 sheets of paper too!
In Canada we have a great show called the Dragon’s Den. Have you heard of it? A panel of investors are approached by entrepreneurs and each investor has to decide whether or not to invest with them. So good! When I was looking around YouTube the other day I was so surprised to see that Jodi with her Homebox Filing System was one of the guests. It’s fun to watch and hear her story. You can view it here if you are interested.
So in summing up here, I believe this box is intended to house the really important stuff and isn’t designed to replace your filing cabinet altogether. Although I guess it could depending on how much paper you have. Also I’m a tad concerned about the price at $40.00 US per box because I’m just not sure how affordable that is for the average person. But it is well made and serves a great purpose of keeping all of your most important papers central in one location. Just some things to consider.
The website lists the various places where the Homebox can be purchased either online or in store.
I have another filing system that I want to share with you tomorrow but only if you aren’t sick of me talking about filing systems yet. Good grief, who knew there’d be so much to say about them :)
Note: I call these product highlights and not reviews because I haven’t actually tried these products out. They are just things that make me say “well now that’s a neat idea, I should share it with my readers!”.