You know those three-ring binders that kids take to school? They’re very inexpensive if you purchase them at a dollar store and you won’t believe the unusual way that you can use them. Line them up in your closet and you can store your purses in a manner to protect them. With each purse in its own compartment, you create a unique way to keep purses from getting scuffed and an eye-catching arrangement for a shelf.
A large, three-ring binder is used in a strange way when you turn it into part of an easy organizer. If you have the binders already, it takes just a minute or two to set them up on the shelf. The best binder is one with a plastic or cloth cover, and one that is not a miniature binder.
Most people will find that the organizer will be more efficient if the binder no longer has its rings. Some binders are made so that you can simply screw off the plate that holds the rings. Others require the rings to be pried off. It’s optional to cover the inside of the binder to conceal the area where the rings were.
When you set the binder in front of you, as it normally would be placed for use, the wide side is on the left, and the narrow side on the right. Stand the narrow side up so that you create an upside-down “V”, on the shelf. Set another binder up so that the wide end is on the shelf, and the binder creates a right-side-up “V”. Continue to make a “V”, and then an upside-down “V”, until you create a row of them across the shelf.
Depending on how far apart you spread the two sides of each binder, you’ll create either wide but short compartments, or tall but slender sections. Choose one or the other or you’ll end up with binders that are taller or shorter than the others – which is okay if that’s what you prefer. The slender compartments ,can hold clutches and thin purses; the wide, short compartments work for strap purses, wallets, and bulky clutches.
The school binder closet organizer not only holds purses but can separate many other things, too. Set the arrangement up in a linen closet to hold rolled towels and washcloths. Make the binder set in a pantry to hold wax paper, foil, hand towels, and more. But even if you don’t have any binders you can still make the organizer. Just fold pieces of thick cardboard into “V” shapes, and align them on a shelf. It’s helpful to glue the binders or cardboard pieces together to keep them shaped. Get all your purses into the compartments and you’ll never pull out a scuffed one again.