Monday, March 26, 2012

MOMday - The Wonder File

One day, I was wandering through Wallyworld when I saw this neat little thing.   On the shelf with the other As Seen on TV thingamabobs, was the Wonder File.   I immediately thought of about a million uses I had for it.  But I didn't pick it up that day.   You see, I've been in this position before - enamoured by a TV product.   How many have I loved and discarded over the years?  Well, too many to count.

But I kept finding my mind drifting back to it as more and more uses popped into my head.    Finally, I caved...and am I ever glad I did.  I even ended up buying a couple more!

So, what is a Wonder File, you ask?   Simple.  It is this desktop organizer that contains all kinds of pockets and holders. There are pockets that seal and elastics to hold papers in place in the pockets.  When you are using it, you can spread it out on the table or floor.  Then, when you're done - it folds, quite ingeniously, into a little briefcase-size case that stows away easily until you need it again. The closure is secured by an elastic that slips over a button.   Here's a little video to show you what I'm talking about:

The thing that finally pushed me over the edge to buy it was when our tax documents started to get out of hand IN AUGUST.   Now, I have a place to keep them all organized and separated into categories like receipts, invoices, health care, tax slips, etc.  This year, come tax time, all I needed to do was spread it out and start entering things into Turbo Tax. Tax season made easy! I love it!

Other uses I could see for this thing are:
  • activity centres for the twins - a place to keep crayons, colouring books, etc.  Plus a mess-free surface to work on to keep the crayon off the table.  Now they will bring me their folders whenever they want to colour
  • Scrapbooking supplies (though I'm not a scrapbooker - I could see this being useful for those who are)
  • Craft supplies
  • Bills
  • Event planning - imagine being able to neatly organize wedding plans in a carry-with-you format.  I was always a binder gal, but this would work great for that kind of thing.
The Wonder File has so many creative possibilities.    And when you're done using it - it stores away super compactly.  I've found that having two files for the girls actually takes up much less space than the Rubbermaid container that their colouring books and crayons used to live in!

The file can be purchased for $15 at Walmart.  I picked up extras for $10 on a manager special at London Drugs.   For all of the ease it has brought into my life - I find the price to be really reasonable.

Highly recommended tool for mommies.

Note: The thoughts and statements in this review are my own.  I am not affiliated with The Wonder File, nor are they aware that I have written and published this review.   I was not compensated in any way.

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