How to Organize Warranty and User manuals

Posted on January 25, 2012 by Tanya

This weekend a friend, Nina asked how to organize her warranty information. Another friend, Maribeth provided additional ideas. Together, this is what we came up with:

1. gather all your paperwork into one pile and recycle any manuals you no longer need;

2. separate the manuals into different piles that make sense for you: home products (refrigerator, washer/dryer, stove…), outside tools (mower, saws…), personal products (hair dryers, razors…), kids toys and so on;

3. determine if file folders or large envelopes will work best for you and if you will store them in a file cabinet or other box; and

4. label your folders so you will know what is in the file or the envelope.

It is really important that you keep these where you will easily access them and where you will be sure to add to them as you purchase new products.

If you still have the receipt, staple it to the front cover of the manual. Also, note which credit card you used to make the purchase as the credit card company may extend the warranty past the manufacturer’s warranty. Plus, many of the receipts are printed on paper that will degrade and you won’t be able to read it years from now.

Here are some other online resources (click on the image) you can use for more inspiration and organization of your warranty information and user manuals:

From the Complete Guide to Imperfect Homemaking blog

From the blog I Heart Organizing

Getting Your Ducks in a Row starts with taking just one project at a time and organizing it to your satisfaction for your success! If you need any help in eastern NC or the Raleigh area, contact us today by sending a message!

 

Tanya

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