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    You Can Fit Your Whole Damn Life Into These Adorable File Folders

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    When I was a student, I carried all my important papers — study guides, readings, syllabi — in one average-sized paper folder. As you can imagine, this was one of the worst ideas I've ever had. By mid-semester, said folder would inevitably be coming apart at the seams.


    My folder was SpongeBob, my essays were SpongeBob, I was SpongeBob. Things got ripped to shreds but I could see no other way of transporting everything I needed for class.

    I thought this struggle would be over once I graduated, but nope. Turns out, adulting comes with a shit ton of papers, too. "Where am I supposed to put them all?!?" you may cry to the heavens on a daily basis. Well, now I have an answer for you, and it comes in the beautiful pastel form of the Skydue Letter A4 Paper Expanding File Folder.

    These five-pocket wonders are made of a sturdy plastic, include built-in dividers, and feature a handy snap fastening so nothing slides out. They're super durable, so they can handle being schlepped around in your backpack or briefcase, or they can be arranged in drawers for adorable at-home file storage.

    These babies can easily fit almost any kind of document — they're made to accommodate up to size A4 paper (an international standard size that's about 8.3 by 11.6 inches) and can also expand to hold up to 150-200 sheets. As if all that weren't enough, they're emblazoned with an aww-worthy heart-eyed smiley face, which is appropriate, 'cause you're gonna go all 😍 for them.

    These folders have made hundreds of Amazon reviewers' organizational dreams come true, and it seems like to try one of these babies is to love it.

    "I'm a college student with a lot of papers to carry. I was looking for something cute, easy to carry, that fits manila folders, and overall keeps files from getting crinkly. This DID IT. I can't express how much I love this. I use traditional manila folders for a lot of things, and this is wide enough that it can even fit those. Nothing gets crinkled or bent, and I can throw loose papers, folders, or even books or small notebooks in here. I get a lot of compliments on it as well!" —Alexa Viz

    "I really like the snap closure of this expanding file as opposed to the 'envelope'-type closure you see on similar products. It allows all of my papers to be easily accessible, and I don't have to hold back any annoying flaps while looking for a document. It expands way more than I was expecting it to, which is perfect because I needed all the room I can get. The tabs are the ideal width, and I don’t have to write in microscopic print to label them. They're made of a very smooth, thin plastic so you can either write directly on the tabs with a permanent marker (and erase as needed with alcohol) or buy some inexpensive sticky labels. This has been a great, cost-efficient solution for all my messy paperwork!" —Renee H.

    "I love this folder. I use it for work and to transport documents from court to court. The woman who previously held my position would just deliver papers without protection. When it rained, they'd be all bent and or soggy. I hate receiving papers that are messy, so I got this! The tabs make it simple to organize paperwork. This folder makes my work life so much easier. It's also easy for my coworkers to find papers when they need them, because everything is in one place." —Manda.Panda

    And just look at how much this reviewer was able to fit in it!!!

    "I absolutely love this! I've always been the type of person to have a different folder for each subject in school, and to buy new folders every semester because they accumulate wear and tear by the end of the term. But it became too annoying to have to switch out notebooks and folders every day depending on what classes I had. It also increased the likelihood that I'd forget a folder for a particular class, so I gave this a try. After four months of continuous use, it's held up really well! It holds everything that I need and it is always by my side. It actually still looks somewhat new. I got compliments on it because it's cute and a great organizational tool." —KaleSensei

    And because ~fashion~ is just as important as function, you'll be pleased to know that these are also available in pretty floral prints.

    TL;DR: It's time to stop messing around and get a jump on your spring cleaning with one of these sweet files.


    Get the solid file folders (available in seven colors) or the floral ones (available in four colors) from Amazon for $8.99 each.

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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