Smead Stadium File Giveaway

So you didn’t win organization last week, you can win it this week instead! Our weekly giveaway for this week is sponsored by Smead and they are giving away TWO Navy, Letter Size Stadium Files. Here’s a little more about the files:

The 12-pocket Stadium® File is ideal for clearing clutter from your workspace or countertop. You can turn piles into files with this tiered expanding file that lets you see everything at a glance. The pockets are tiered and fixed so the papers don’t fall to the bottom of the file. It is great for organizing both papers and folders. This organizer is available in navy with fully lined Tyvek® gussets. Includes labels: For alphabetic (A-Z), montly (Jan.-Dec.), daily (1-31), household subjects and blank indexing.

• 12 pocket tiered Stadium® files ideal for clearing clutter from your workspace or countertop
• Tiered and fixed pockets so papers stay visible for easy organization and viewing
• Organize both letter size papers and folders.
• Includes labels: alphabetic (A-Z), montly (Jan.-Dec.), daily (1-31), household subjects and blank
• Fully-lined Tyvek® gusset
• 10% recycled content, 10% post-consumer material

Here’s how to win:

Comment on this post with your best organization tip!

Bonus Entries:
1. Follow @shoplet & @smeadorganomics on twitter and tweet us your organization tip!
2. Subscribe to the Shoplet Blog by RSS or Email
3. Like us on Facebook and post your tip on our wall

Good luck! We’ll announce the TWO winners on Monday, May 9th!

Update: Congrats to Pat and Sandra!

  • It’s the oldest advice but it really does work. Create or allocate a place for everything and put everything in its place. It’s not enough to have a particular shelf or a particular corner. Go the extra step to subdivide the space for smaller items, unless that shelf is only big enough for that one type of item. Divide by serving size or package size. This way you always know when you are running low, can always find what you need, and can rearrange quickly if needed. We buy a recycled transparent container for each new small item so that we can move the stock quickly and can toss in new items as they arrive. Having a place for everything, no matter how small, helps us save materials from jobs for later use instead of having them lost in piles. That means we can always find them and don’t buy more until we truly need to.

  • Keep it neat as you go. Wish I’d follow my own advice, lol!

  • Lily Kwan

    I follow you on Facebook and posted my organization tip on your wall at

  • Lily Kwan

    I subscribed by email.

  • Lily Kwan

    I follow @shoplet and @smeadorganomics on Twitter and tweeted my organization tip at

  • Lily Kwan

    My organization tip is to break tasks down into easy to follow steps so things don’t seem overwhelming.

  • Amanda

    I don’t let things pile up. I handle each item only once so it doesn’t become a time waster for me.

  • Steve Robillard

    organize your workspace before finishing for the day. It will make facing tomorrows challenges much easier.

  • Pat

    I have recommended this to family members. I think lots of people will find it helpful.

  • Pat

    This would be wonderful to keep my client’s pickup info in.

  • Pat

    I think of something new that I could use this for everyday. I can’t wait to try it out.

  • COleen

    To ensure you can find it later: Imagine it already IS ‘later’. Now – where would you go to look for it? That is how I choose where to keep things that don’t already have a righteous place in our world. Happily, I can always find things later, now.

  • I’ve found that some things work best in file folders (color coding is a terrific – especially if you keep files for multiple departments); while others things are great in 3-ring binders with pockets in front (but only put items that are awaiting weekly action, etc., in those pockets or it will be self-defeating).

  • Any sign I make to be posted, I place in a page protector. Then when I take it down, I place it in a 3-ring binder for future use.

  • I love to organize by having a specific place for items and keeping them there at all times when not in use. Labeling is a great way to keep things that way.

  • Pat

    My clutter would certainly be eased by using this file.

  • Pat

    I think of new ways to use this every day. Keeping forms in it would be great.

  • Kara

    I have a paper shredder that I shred everything in then add it to my compost at the end of the week :)

  • I use cork boards and then zip lock bags. Works wonders for small stuff

  • M Johnson

    When the mail comes in sort it, bills, junk, magazines, then shred the junk, put bills in, inbox, and read magazines. When done with magazines copy what you want to keep and discard the magazine in recycle bin.

  • Cathi

    I am not very well organized & I am always looking for new ways to get organized!!

  • kathleen ditty

    Tip: Always stay up to date with paperwork

  • Tami

    Eliminate the clutter… saves time by not having to go through it while searching for other items.

  • Tom M

    I just love the cheap prices on Shoplet, so long Staples theirs a new store in town.
    I will use this to file my coupons and rebate offers. This system makes it easy to see each category quickly and easily. It also serves as a reminder. The old file system you cant as well because they are hidden, out of sight is out of mind. Well not with this file system. Enjoy it as much as I do.

  • Lisa S

    Deal with the mail as soon as you get it! That includes e-mail, too.

  • I find that filing according to year, month, categories, subcategories, and then dumping as each year taxes are finished (11 year old files) makes things more manageable in the office. When it comes to organizing, I use multiple resources to streamline things including detail stampers, color coding, filing cabinets, workspace and desktop organizers, and file cubbyholes, among other things.

  • Lesli

    I file receipts in separate folders, one for each bank or credit card account. Makes it easier to reconcile when the statement comes.

  • Patty

    Keep Like with like – designate a space for everything and put it up right away when you are finished using it. Getting organized at first is hard but if you ever get organized, don’t think you can sit back and relax! Organization is only easy if you keep up with it on a daily basis – kindof like cleaning. If you wait too long, it becomes a chore again.

  • Cindy @bobisyellow

    tweeted, liked and shared on tip on your facebook wall

  • Cindy @bobisyellow

    file and shred at least once a week

  • Robin

    Don’t stick any papers in a file folder that’s not labeled

  • Once you re-organize a space, tell your family you will cut their fingers off if they don’t keep it that way. Just kidding. Make it a priority to keep that space clean. Then move on to the next space.

  • If your current style of organization isn’t working for you, don’t be afraid to change it. If filing by date works better than filing alphabetically, or filing in a notebook works better than a card file, do it! It’s gotta work for you!

  • I think the easiest & best way to stay organized is by color coding things. For instance, if all of your folders relating to money are green, and perhaps all of the folders pertaining to manuals and warranties are yellow, and you put each topic into it’s own color, then it is easy to group things together, and easy to find the items you need quickly. This works for “to do” lists as well.

  • Emma

    This looks like a great way to stay organized and find things quickly.

    When mail arrives:
    1. Sort it.
    2. Toss any junk mail.
    3. Act on necessary mail.
    4. File it when action is completed.

  • purge your files every year.

  • Donna

    I’ve color-coded for over 30 years! Fast and easy.

  • Gary

    Look great



  • Dawn

    My favorite tip is to “touch it only one time” — which means no procrastination….do it NOW and then either pitch, follow-up or file, but don’t pile things up.

  • Sarah

    Go through everything right when you get it!

  • Lisa

    file it don’t pile it!

  • I subscribe via RSS feed

  • I like you on FB and I posted my tip on your wall.

  • I follow you both on twitter and I tweeted @MoneySavingJess

  • My tip: Keep up with it! Once you organize an area you need to spend a little time each day making sure it STAYS organized. :-)

  • I use a card catalog to keep a copy of all my families vital information handy.