Organizing Business Cards
Over the years as I’ve been collecting business cards at conferences and such, I’ve been throwing them in business card holders designed specifically for that purpose. As my collection outgrew one holder I would start another except of course by that time I could never find the same one. So what I’ve ended up with is a mish mash of three different sizes that didn’t really hold a whole lot.
Wanting to wait until I could find a holder to accommodate them all, I kept putting off buying any more. In addition to the three books here, I had stacks of business cards held together by rubber bands in my office drawer.
It was all driving me crazy! I like things to be consolidated, not scattered here, there and everywhere. Since I couldn’t find a ready made product to meet my needs, I decided to put something together myself. I really have no idea why I never did this sooner. Just one of those little annoyances that gets ignored time and time again.
So I purchased a binder (Martha Stewart 8.5×11 from Staples) and some baseball card pocket sleeves (9 pockets/sheet) that cost me 6 sheets for a dollar at the dollar store. These actually worked out great because the pockets are bigger than standard business cards which is a good thing because I’ve noticed that cards come in a variety of shapes and sizes these days :) I really do love business cards, especially the ones that are unique, fun and colorful!
I then set out organizing them all and even got all wild and crazy and used some dividers to organize them by category….businesses, bloggers and organizers. Seriously this project took no time at all but feels amazing now that it is done.
I love having them all in one place now and how easy it is to find the one I’m looking for. And no I didn’t alphabetize them all. I’m not THAT crazy!!