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Paper, paper, everywhere! How shall I file it?

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Paper, paper, everywhere! How shall I file it?

Posted: 1321553831000
Classification: Query
It's great that I can scan all these old documents and pictures, especially since some of them are on acid paper and may not be around very long. Nonetheless, I want to have paper files of all my data. The question is: How should I organize all this stuff?!?

A)File folders or binders?
A1)I was thinking file folders, since it will be easier to add things in, plus I won't have to worry about "sagging". Thoughts?
B)I have differently sized documents, and I would like to stay with one file size as much as possible.
B1) If I want one size of file folder, that means using at least a legal length folder for everything, even though most of my documents are letter-sized. I don't have a problem with this, but is there a downside to this that I haven't thought of?
B1a) But sheet protectors won't fit entirely into legal- or letter-sized file folders, and I have some original documents that I not only want to protect, but also some that are acid (and I would like to protect the adjoining documents from them!). While the documents would not sit above the tab, they would be above the top of the front of the file folder. Should I worry about this?

Someone out there has experience with this. Will you give me the benefit of your advice?

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