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Galen Leitzel, Self-employed Music Professional, York PA US
We have been using the Freedom Filer system for 5 years, and we absolutely love it! It has made filing tremendously easy and convenient, and we find we spend very little time keeping our records in order. This was one of the best purchases we have ever made! We HIGHLY recommend purchasing this product!
Jill Smyth, Newark NY United States
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your product! I have NEVER been this organized before. I keep running upstairs to take another look at my creation :). I love the fact that the kit comes with blank labels for each color, too, so that I can add my own label titles, such as "Garbage Removal" and "Divorce", etc. Thank you so much for offering such a unique idea!
Christy Underwood, Former Paper Packrat, Kansas City MO US
Paper is -- and always has been -- my nemesis. I am enamored by your product because, for the first time, I have papers put away in files rather than piles. As an out-of-sight-out-of-mind paper packrat, I am overjoyed by the simplicity of your system. I feel like I can finally be like other people who have this problem licked!
Karen, small business owner, Pollock Pines CA United States
I found your system listed online and decided to try it when one day I couldn't close my filing cabinet. Once the system arrived, I started with the supplies I already had and began sorting papers. After shredding tax returns from 1995(!) and documents for cars we no longer had (among other things) I took the 12 bags of shredded paper to be recycled. I've been using the color-coded home maintenance system from the "Slob Sisters," so this system seemed like its twin. THANK YOU! It's the best investment I've ever made for the office.
Bruce Glowacki, Gold River CA US
Sold! Your product is aptly named. I have been a slave to my filing for the past 30 years and have finally been given my freedom! Thanks! This is the best way of organizing personal files BY FAR! Unwittingly, I have been filing trash throughout my files for years. Once you use this system, you totally get it.
Incidentally, when I setup my freedom filing system I ordered a new lateral filing cabinet online to match my office furniture. I wanted to do this thing right! Well, the furniture matched perfectly, but I was disappointed because each lateral drawer held two filing sections instead of one, set side-by-side running from the front to the back of the cabinet. This created 4 filing columns: two in the top drawer and two in the bottom. As it turned out, this was perfect for freedom filing! The top left drawer is my monthly, top-right is my permanent and remove/replace - both sides are the most active categories and are in the top drawer to make them easy to access. The bottom-left holds my alternate year monthly and the bottom-right my tax archive, both are the least often accessed folders. Perfect. Each year I just swap the bottom-left folders with my top-left!
Alan R Tompkins, Poughkeepsie New York US
I love, love, love this filing system. It is absolutely the best.
Helen Yarbrough, Professional Organizer, Indialantic FL
I attended the professional organizers national conference...I was totally blown away by your product and am a true believer. I immediately came home and implemented it for myself. I have already sold your product to several of my clients... This is saving me tremendous training costs within my business.
Heather Lambie, St. Petersburg FL
I am a certified professional organizer and NAPO member and a HUGE fan of Freedom Filer. It's the ONLY filing system I recommend to clients.
KC, SAINT PETERSBURG FL
After 25 years of marriage and homeschooling two kids our home/personal 4 drawer file cabinet was stuffed and I had two very large piles of things to file. I went online looking for organizational ideas and came across Freedom Filer. I read everything I could about it and then bought it. It was super easy to set up. (FYI, switched to lateral file cabinet too.) I love how neat and organized my file cabinet is now. I love how visual it is and how intuitive it is to use. I like that I could start right away with that first day's mail. I like the monthly email reminding me to change out folders. I like having a personal resource section and action files. I'm still applying the 15 minute rule in going through my old file cabinet, but with this new system I don't dread filing like I used to!
Claire Livingston, Professional Organizer, Dublin Georgia
I recently attended a 5-day intensive workshop in order to become a certified Professional Organizer. On Day 3, I leapt from my seat and declared that every penny that I spent at that workshop was justified. For on that day, at that precise moment, we had just been given our introduction to FreedomFiler. If I learned nothing else from that excellent workshop, I felt I had gotten my money’s worth just to learn about FreedomFiler!!!! I think this is the best system I’ve ever heard of and I’ve told a number of people about it already.
Tracy Pearson, The Woodlands TX
I am so thrilled with this system! As I was explaining to my husband, it is absolutely simple in its brilliance (and I'm gently kicking myself that I hadn't figured it out prior to this). In a day and a half, all of my old files are cleared out and almost three years of "back-filing" has been completed. My desk is clear, and so is my mind. This is a terrific product that is worth every penny.
Tracy Zavadil from Hire-a-Hand Enterprises, Organizational Consultant & FreedomFiler Affiliate, Vancouver BC CANADA
FreedomFiler with no borders! My Canadian clients and I have finally found a filing solution that just makes sense to both right and left brain thinkers. The rotating files (a built-in exit strategy for our papers) prompt us to review our papers and toss as we re-use the hanging tabbed folders for years to come. Company-wide filing standards can be established with this system - as new staff come and go, the system remains as a part of the company's training program. BRILLIANT! Thank you for inventing this Seth Odam and I'm looking forward to future business developments and a special thank you to Christa Wagner for introducing me to FreedomFiler.
Ellen M., Seattle WA
I love my FreedomFiler. It is a true blessing, and is helping me organize my personal finances, my new business, my resources, and most important to me, my writing. Thank you for an excellent product. How refreshing to deal with a company that is flexible and responsive...
Anonymous, AUBREY TX
My filing system is absolutely fantastic now. I really don't think I could be more organized! It is a great feeling! I don't know how you came up with the idea or the system, but it is terrific. I have recommended it to many, many friends.
Jean Barber, San Diego CA
I love using the FreedomFiler system, mainly because I don't have to think about how I'm going to file papers anymore! It's very easy to set up. The initial purging of your old documents takes the most time, but there are simple guides to help you through. I kept all of the leftover labels I didn't use, because I may use them in the future. So far I have recommended the system to my sister and my girlfriend, and am now in the process of making up a portable filing system for my daughter who recently graduated from college and is starting her first job(s). I am hoping that this system will help her on her way to becoming financially responsible by keeping her bills and important documents in one place. The other system I just purchased will be going to another girlfriend who dreads doing bills and filing - I think she'll really appreciate the ease of this system. Thank you again for a wonderful system!
Scottish lady, DUMFRIESSHIRE United Kingdom
I have always been confused by filing. I had started MANY filing systems, only to find they never worked. This system is superb - I had to alter it to suit the UK, but the end result is, that I have finished it, and will never need to do another one.
I find the 'rotating yearly files', and the 'keep until the price changes' files make this system excellent for me.
I would recommend this system to others arguing with themselves or others over filing.
Jo Smallwood, Newport Beach CA
I love your filing system. Never have I been so organized. I sing your praises every day. Thank you for your creative product.
Elizabeth Corso, Professional Organizer, Escondido CA US
As a Professional Organizer, I'm a little embarrassed to say that it took me a while to take the time to find out what the Freedom Filer was all about. The reason was that I am so frequently approached by vendors who wish to interest me in their products, and rarely do I see anything (particularly when it comes to filing) that makes any real difference for my clients. Not so with the Freedom Filer! It covers every feature I was already implementing in the customized systems I created for clients, and much more. Like most really brilliant products, it inspires responses such as "Why didn't I think of that?" and "Why would anyone use anything else?".
I didn't think my own filing system could be significantly improved, until I started using the Freedom Filer. The real payoff came when the New Year rolled around, and in 5 minutes I had all my filing updated and ready to go for the next year.
The Freedom Filer truly sets a new industry standard in organizing products. I am so grateful to be able to introduce my clients to a tool that is really and truly going to make their lives easier!
Lynn Finch, Grandmother & Photographer, Edgewater Florida Volusia
I am so thrilled with your system. Whoever designed this is brilliant. I couldn't wait to go out and buy the hanging folders (Note: Purchase the better quality, and buy them ahead of time) I found that once I started setting it up - I didn't want to stop - so make sure you buy at least 4 boxes of Hanging folders (you can always return the unused, but trust me you'll use them. Yes it does take time to set up, but WOW what a relief to know where everything is when you're looking for it. In fact just 2 days after setting up the system, my husband needed an important paper and without me even showing him the system - he found that paper with ease. I would have spent hours looking through boxes. Thank you Freedom Flier! I'm highly recommending the "Freedom Flier system" to all my friends and family.
Ray Yankowski, Carlsbad CA
The FreedomFiler has been an absolute wonder in my life. I can't wait to change my “even” and “odd” years. Thank you!
Sherree Hellinger, NAPO SF President, Morgan Hill CA
My client today was ecstatic with the system - she wanted to come down to San Diego and meet & thank you in person also wanted to know why it wasn't available in shops for everyone to purchase. She had previously had an organizer who installed a 'ready-made' system and I saw how well that was working - there was hardly anything in the files as a book had to be used to 'cross reference'. Due to her previous bad experience, I was a little dubious as to how she would take to another 'ready-made' system. I'd set up the system that I bought at our Conference as a demo and took it along with me today and slowly explained how it works (and she has a LOT of bills to pay every month - so throwing all of them together appealed!). When I asked whether she'd like to set it up and that we could use the system that I brought along - her reaction was of utter excitement. By the time I left - she was independently picking up papers asking herself the questions needed to determine where it should be filed, and understood the concept of odd/even years and the two identical reference files.
The system really is empowering for individuals who've been mystified by filing - it has a simple but logical brilliance to it. Thank you for all your work put into this. I'm now just as excited as my client as I've seen the difference it's going to make for her & her family.
Kristen Smith, Fallbrook CA
The FreedomFiler has changed the flow of paper through our entire house. The paper actually moves from the mail to a file and replaces any existing paper that needs to be thrown out—all in one step. It is amazing. It’s set up so that it is right next to my desk and I use it on a daily basis. It has saved so much time, energy and thought. Every paper that comes in has a place to go. For me – the paper would just sit out on the counter for a month or so and now it moves right along. Our home is a different place. It is so much more clean and organized. It feels so nice!
Alan R Tompkins, Poughkeepsie New York United States
This system is the best. I love being able to go to the files and pull out immediately what I need....or being able to having a place for every thing. I would recommend this to every person. I love, love, love it. It has been a teacher, in that I no longer have piles of paper to be filed. The minute that I receive a paper it gets filed because it has a home/file folder waiting or it.
Ben Calloway-Jones, Gemologist, London UK
After setting up and using my system, I was most struck by how easy it was to file all my papers. I found the “Catch All”, “Remove/Replace”, and “Resource” sections particularly helpful. The “Quick Index” is a work of art—I found this to be a terrific roadmap to the system. I also liked the accuracy of the headings for all my filing needs. I’ve begun relying on this system immediately. The best part about it is that now I’m set up for life. PS Now my filing system looks so good I actually prefer to keep the cover off.
Bill F., Engineer, Carlsbad CA
Terrifically functional! AND beautifully presented! Wonderful product beginning to end; the Q&A insert detailing the rationale for specific filing decisions is a spot-on reference helpfully covering a great many relevant situations. Best wishes for wide recognition and acceptance of this simple but powerful product!
Denise, Business Owner, St. Louis MO
I want to thank you for the best filing system I have ever used. My husband's office is in our home and the process of maintaining both business and personal files has always been overwhelming for both of us. I ordered the FreedomFiler system and was very pleased with how quickly it arrived. My husband left for an out of town trip and I started to work on his office and home filing system. Normally you would not think of re-doing someone's filing system without the person being with you every step of the way, but, after reading through the setup instructions and feeling confident that this would prove to be the most easily maintained system, I did not hesitate. The setup instructions sent with the system are very easily understood. They are straight forward and the added bonus of the photo quality examples made it a snap to implement. I did not feel overwhelmed by the process of going through all of my current files. I set up the system and as suggested began the process of filing in the correct folder starting today. As a document or bill was needed we retrieved it from our old system and filed it in the FreedomFiler system. As new mail and documents arrived we filed them in the correct FreedomFiler folder. My husband has been amazed at how clean the top of his desk has become and how easily we both have been able to retrieve something when needed. I think what we like the most is how easily it is to file something because of the intuitive logical method of the FreedomFiler system.
Again thank you for an excellent filing system and helping us become and remain organized.
Debbie Rosemont, Professional Organizer and Consultant, Sammamish WA
I love the Freedom Filer. It is an invaluable resource both to my clients, and to other Professional Organizers that I work with. The FreedomFiler makes filing easy, intuitive, and fun. It is not an exaggeration to say that the FreedomFiler has positively changed the lives of clients and workshop attendees that use the system. They now have a smart and effective way to file their papers, a solution for document retention, and the freedom from spending lots of time maintaining their files.
The Freedom Filer is easy to customize so I can use it with all sorts of clients. The support Freedom Filer provides is great as well. I can recommend this product with out hesitation. I'm passionate about it because it works!
Mary S., Seattle WA
Whoever came up with this system deserves the Nobel Prize.
Nancy Barth, Orange County CA
My organizer, Karen Embree, of Creative Organized Solutions in Orange
County, CA, introduced me to FreedomFiler in July. It is saving my life!!
I finally feel organized in a way I can continue to maintain. I've tried
variations of the Action File and Resources File, but I LOVE the
Remove/Replace files and the Odd/Even Tax Year Files—they do what I needed to do and couldn't figure out how to do.
She was just here again today, and we finished organizing my files. Then
she helped me organize files for work—I'm a special education teacher. We
used the Action File concept for all the paperwork I have to do for IEP
planning. Then we made labels for a resources file for all the papers I need
for my lessons. I am SO ready for school to start now!!
I love FreedomFiler!! I'm just blown
away by the simplicity of this system.
Sue Anderson, Professional Organizer, St. Louis MO
I'm so excited about FreedomFiler! I went back to our first chapter meeting since conference and took a FreedomFiler with me. I explained it to everyone and told them how & why I thought it was the end-all for filing systems—perfect in every instance. I've also pushed it with all of my potential client calls.
Starla Miller, Professional Organizer, Auburn CA
I heard about your company and products at the NAPO National Conference... thus far, the clients I have set-up this system for have been EXTREMELY satisfied... and I love it as well... it saves me a great deal of time setting up home files and home office files. Thanks for perfecting a great product!
Tim Hochman, Network Software Consultant, Denver CO
I have never been this organized in my entire life. Every friend and family member I know needs a FreedomFiler!
(Re: gathering tax info) Thanks to Freedom Filer, it's all ready to go as soon as all the official forms come in the mail! …I love the product, and it has helped me so much! I HATE paper, and I've always been horrible at paper control. Once I set up my system, it's so easy to transition from one year to the next now!
Phyllis Neckar, San Antonio Texas
I have been an organizer for seven years here in San Antonio, Texas. I learned about the FreedomFiler...and am so excited about this product —it's the best I've used. I already purchased three kits and look forward to selling many more. Thanks for a wonderful tool to use with my clients!
Lisa Guzzo, Professional Organizer, Newport Beach CA
I love the FreedomFiler. I have installed over 35 kits in a little over a year. Thank you for all the hard work to bring this product to market. It really does make a difference in people’s lives.
Dale Fields, Public Defender, Santa Cruz CA
FreedomFiler is just the coolest thing ever made, period. THANK YOU!
Leah Stahlsmith, Professional Organizer/Stager, Seattle WA US
I love the system - it's revolutionized my approach to paper both internally and with my clients, and never ceases to amaze me how it stands up to the test time and again. Thanks!
Jennifer J, Client of Simplified Living Solutions, St. Louis MO
Thank you so much for recommending the FreedomFiler system to me. I initially didn't want to spend the money, but it was worth EVERY penny. Every important paper has a place to go, and the annual transition is SO much smoother. It really has taken my filing stress away!
Kathi Burns, Professional Organizer, Leucadia CA
I use Freedom Filer for every client that needs a new file system. This is a brilliant system which teaches my clients what papers they need to keep and what they can toss. Most importantly, it has a built in self-purging aspect so papers do not stay in the file drawers once they are obsolete. It is color coded and time sensitive and once it is built, it is good for life with the simple addition of a new tab here and there. All categories are generic so that if my clients move or fire ATT, they don't have to re-label because the file is named Telephone. It also has an incredible action system for papers in progress. It is completely customizable – I have mom and pop home files to multimillion dollar corporations using this system.
Marsha Marquis, Professional Organizer, San Francisco CA
...the client that I set up the Freedom Filer with asked me to come again because she had just moved. She proudly showed me her files, her face beaming, saying how truly wonderful this system is. I tell people about it every chance I get... Great work! I am very grateful to be able to recommend such a fine system to people. All the best...
Jennifer Coveny, Professional Organizer, Santa Cruz CA
I was fairly resistant to packaged/premade filing systems for a long time. I felt my customized systems best suited my clients' individual needs...Then I attended a presentation about FreedomFiler and I couldn't believe how perfect it seemed! I have been installing them with nearly all my clients and everyone loves it! It's so easy to set up and explain and really fits everyone's needs--from families to business owners. The pricing is fair and it never gets dull breaking out each new pack for a new client. I think this system can help anyone have a more organized life. There's no question that my favorite tool is the FreedomFiler.
Randolph Rhett, Entertainment Lawyer, Del Mar CA
The FreedomFiler just works better. It's a product that works with your O.C.D. and not against it. I'm going to set one up for my mother too.
Pam Stanton, R.N. Nurse, Mother of Three, Del Mar CA
My life before FreedomFiler was organized chaos, as opposed to total chaos. …I was left praying to the powers that be for a way to get things together and keep them that way...FreedomFiler has reduced my “worry quotient” by 10,000%! EVERYBODY should have FreedomFiler. Then we’d be free to have more fun together! My favorite parts are the “Monthly” sections and the section for the manuals that accompany appliances, DVD players, answering machines, cell phones etc. Give a date and I know where to find the info. Now I can fish out a manual and program anything
Adrienne Cummings, WOBURN MA
LOVE MY FREEDOM FILER!! I know exactly what to keep and can find what I'm looking for every time. I got my freedom filer after a costly error came about because I couldn't find an important document. A great home office tool. An excellent investment. Thank you.
Robin Husslage, Professional Organizer & Mother of 3, Rye NH USA
I LOVE this filing system! At first I was reluctant as I filed by subject ("Receipts", "Electric Bills", etc...) but filing by month turned out to be a much easier way to file items & find them quickly. I've been using FreedomFiler for 2 years now and it truly is a "maintenance free" system. Try it and I'm sure you'll love it too!
Carol Hustus, AVON PARK FL
Thank you for the support! It's a great system; we absolutely love it. I've purchased other things like books, programs and seminars to try and organize the paper mess but nothing worked. Not only was your program easy to set up, it just made so much sense. It works for me and the monthly note to change folders is kind of an added reminder that I am finally successful at keeping the Big Paper Monster under control.
Tanya Mills, LOS ANGELES CA
Thanks so much! My husband and I can't believe we waited so long to order this product. We feel so much better about our record keeping, and the office looks much cleaner. It took no time to sort through the piles we had sitting around!
Sharon Locey, BAYFIELD WI
I already have my taxes done by the first week of the New Year thanks to the Freedom Filer system!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Susan Davies, Professional Organizer, Seattle WA
I was shocked and excited when I saw the materials for the class. They far exceeded all of my expectations. I have referred to the manual many times since coming home and the disc with all the forms on it has been a dream. I can't forget YOU! I was so impressed with how you taught the class and your commitment to your students. I learned so much and I had a ton of fun doing it.
Anonymous, CHARLOTTE NC
Thanks for getting back to me. I love your product! It has changed my office from a state of clutter (with stacks of paperwork) to a neat organized space. I knew there was value in grouping and color-coding, but never found a "system" until I found yours. Will be showing a friend on Tues. I hope she'll see the value and decide to purchase one.
Ania Huang, Ottawa Ontario Canada
I love my Freedomfiler! All my files are set up for the New Year without any sweat or tears...
michele Ellery, CEO, Sydney New South Wales Australia
The Queen of Hearts Community Foundation, is a registered not for profit located in Penrith, Sydney Australia. We received our Business freedom filer system and we are so excited. Never have we been excited about filing until now.
Simple, effective and when you rely on casual staff and volunteers to assist with filing, everyone stays on track and no important papers are lost or misfiled.
Thank you so much for your excellent customer service and product.
Jan Calveard, Kennewick WA United States
I learned about FreedomFiler last year by browsing through web sites. I fully expect it to meet my needs. If I were younger I'd be very interested in becoming a consultant.
Darla L DeMorrow, Wenonah NJ US
Just wanted to drop you a line and thank you for a great product. I’ve had the opportunity to use it with several of my professional organizing clients, and it does save me time, as well as giving them a framework to help them maintain their paperwork.
Dana Workman, Hampton GA
The Freedom Filer is FABULOUS!!!! I just implemented it for the New Year and absolutely love it. I can not only file in a jiffy, but find the items I need in nanoseconds. I feel so much freer! I truly love this system, and I am in search of more organizing ideas.
Jessica Medina, Professional Organizer, San Diego CA
After setting up and using FreedomFiler, I now see why so many people rave about this product. I will tell others about FreedomFiler.
Hearing my husband describe how he uses FreedomFiler is like foreplay for me. He never used to talk about filing. It's changed our relationship.
Denise B. Lee, Professional Organizer, St. Louis MO
My client is a top-notch professional who hates paperwork - especially filing. Even with the help of an accountant, my client had to file for an extension every year for her income taxes. Getting her receipts and paper work together for the accountant was overwhelming. I installed FreedomFiler to remedy the problem. My client was delighted by the simplicity and the flexibility of the system. But my client's accountant was overjoyed: for the first time the taxes were completed before the deadline because all of the paperwork and receipts were organized. The accountant thanked me for making her job easier by installing FreedomFiler for my client!
Michelle Deraney, president
I would like to thank Sherry Denton of The Orderly Touch, for introducing me to the FreedomFiler. The system has shaved HOURS off of my "office work" time and actually made it fun to sit at a desk!!! This system is a must have for business and home use. Happy Filing!!
Anonymous, Poway CA
I had just completed the odd/even year switch when your email reminder came. I experienced SUCH a sense of satisfaction at how easy your system is to maintain. Thanks for creating such a great product!
Anonymous, Knoxville TN
I am setting up Freedom Filer for the year. I like it so much I am about to order a set for my boss's company and personal files as well. Thank you!
Susan M, New City NY
Thank you! ...it's completely logical and a wonderful system… totally unlike the way I handled files before. I was afraid to throw anything away for fear of needing it, so I either have folders with single pieces of paper in them, or have retained files for years (things like phone bills, every update provided from insurance companies, etc) that no longer have any use and are cluttering up my home. This system is the first I've come across that makes complete sense and seems that it will be a cinch to maintain… Thanks for your responses to my questions!
Anonymous, SAN DIEGO CA
Thank you! I just bought this system two days ago and it is already so helpful. I love that the files themselves help you know what to get rid of and what to keep. Replaces my muddling around with various books & websites trying to figure it all out on my own.
Thanks for a FANTASTIC system. It has changed my life. I have trouble making decisions. This eliminates obsessing over what to do with the piles of paper coming over my desk. Now I know what to do with them and it is such a relief and joy!! FYI I have two sets, one for myself and one for my daughter.
Debbee Adams, Saint Louis MO
Thank you so much for your awesome FreedomFiler! I am the blessed winner of the "Messiest Desk 2009" and love how the FreedomFiler works. The whole filing system is amazing. You've thought of everything, which makes my life on a daily basis not only neater but also much easier!
Melanie Dennis, CPO, Professional Organizer, Gahanna OH
As an organizer, Freedom Filer gives my clients a framework to set up a filing system. Tabs not only show what to keep but how long (this is a real road block for many people). Extra labels allow customization for naming files uniquely. The color labels help visual learners find papers easily. Thanks for a great product.
Ozzie Kipnes, Owner, Hot Wax Mobile Music, Richmond British Columbia Canada
FreedomFiler has made my filing system look like a work of art! I get excited to open my filing cabinet and this system has made retrieving or filing a document easy! The labeling options are plentiful and the colored labels make sense, allowing for time savings and efficiency.
Pamela S Cheatwood, Bakersfield CA
I recently ordered the Freedom Filer System and I absolutely love it! It was so easy to set up and it makes so much sense. It has actually been fun to get going and get organized. I have recommended the Freedom Filer System to my family and friends. Thank you!
Anne O, BUSY Coordinator and Wife, Philadelphia PA
FreedomFiler enabled me to clear a desk that was overloaded with piles of paper into a usable work space within 2 weeks. I know where the bills are now, and if they are processed. I can find anything I file, and that's what helps me to keep organized.
Sarah Kanz, Tacoma WA United States
Thanks for the wonderful, sanity-saving FreedomFiler system. I'm still in awe over having a "self-purging" filing system that works simultaneously for my work and personal files. Both of my filing cabinets are under control for the first time in years, and I haven't had to take even one "catch-up" day to keep them that way.
Annie Allshouse, Musical Performer, Mother Of Four, San Diego CA
As soon as I started using my FreedomFiler it was like clearing away skeletons in the closet. I always felt a lack of confidence about being organized and taking on new projects. I thought there was something wrong with me that I always had paper piles and felt powerless to defeat them. The FreedomFiler completely changes all that... I want each of my older kids to have one to so they don't go through the struggles that I did. It's like having a template for your life.
Diana D., Small Business Owner, Torrance CA
I worked again this weekend using the Freedom Filer and find that it is becoming a big help to me. It has provided me the overall structure that I was seeking for so long and whenever necessary, I can expand it in deeper detail via the categories you supplied. I very much appreciate the "How to File a Document" page. Whenever I became "stuck" trying to figure out where to file a document, I referred to that page and solved each "dilemma". Having this concept explained really takes the agony out of filing. Thank you very much for all your hard work in developing this system.
Karen DeClark, Professional Organizer, Sterling Heights MI
I saw your product at the NAPO conference in San Diego and was very impressed with it and bought one. I have always struggled with paperwork and maintaining a file system. My monthly bills always ended up in a shoe box and then put aside to be sorted at tax time when I would reorganize the system again and then repeat the paper pile up year after year. Becoming a professional organizer I knew I had to find a system that I believed in and knew would work. Well, a couple weeks ago I set up the FreedomFiler and went through every piece of paper in my home and office. What a job. I gave it a month to see if I could use it with ease and when bill time came my auto club renewal went into the file, the old one came out and the rest of the bills got plunked into the June folder. What fun! It was painless! I am interested in taking your training seminar. Thanks for developing such a cool product. I have never endorsed a product before but I feel that this system is life changing. Thanks for your time.
Mikko Jokela , Property Manager , Oakland CA
What I like best about the FreedomFiler is that I don't have to think. Its like having a full time filing assistant manage my files for me.
K.B., San Marcos CA
I had a great day at work with the FreedomFiler system in place. I don't feel as overwhelmed now, because I really do know what I need to do – and if I get distracted I have a place to put what I'm working on and can go back to it later instead of having piles of papers on my desk!
Marcey Donnelly, Professional Organizer, Pleasanton CA
As the owner of a professional organizing business, paper management is an important subject to me and my clients. I first tried the FreedomFiler for my personal system before offering it to my clients. The setup process is so customizable and simple, that it consistently delivers what my clients are looking for in a filing system. One of my favorite elements is the Quick Reference Index that provides the location of where a document should be filed, when in doubt. This reassures me, as an organizer, that my clients can maintain the system on their own. I love it and talk about the FreedomFiler whenever I can!
Marilyn Ellis, Walnut Creek CA
I just finished my certification training and took a FreedomFiler Quick Start system in a filing crate to my professional network meeting. The minute I brought it out, I was swamped with interested people and questions and sold 3 sets right on the spot. One member also wants me to do a home party for all of her clients. This product sells itself!
P. Black, NAVY Seal, Trainer, San Diego CA
Every year at this time a certain ‘calm’ comes over me as I embark on my year-end filing routine – thanks to you. I just last night switched my odd/even year hanging folders and was done with filing in about 10 minutes. I love it.
J.G., Merrill Lynch, San Diego CA
My new file system got me from thinking about filing to actually filing! Having folders vertically positioned instead of having a stack with no direction and simplifying it to a few folders gives me an action plan to actually begin working on my tasks that are in progress.
Abigail O., Life Coach, Trainer, Del Mar CA
Whenever a new document comes in the house I know exactly where to put it. I'm no longer afraid of what to do with paper. The FreedomFiler organizes your mind, your thinking...it's a wonderful system. You only have to touch papers once… I recommend it to all my clients. It is truly the cure for paper pain!
Laura Roundy, Teacher, Oakland CA
I don't file unless it's a positive experience - otherwise I just don't do it... FreedomFiler has all the flexibility I would ever need or want.
Andy Bowen, Musician, Performer, San Diego CA
As a creative, artistically inclined person, my organizational priorities are often scattered. For years I have been trying to get the right information into the right file. The overlapping categories I had created over the years resulted in confusion and a heightened sense of ambiguity… No more with FreedomFiler! Now all my information is in one place where I can easily understand how the different pieces fit together over time. This year, doing my taxes was a no-brainer. It's nice to feel organized and in control over my documents. Thanks FreedomFiler!
Monica Lozano, Marketing Consultant, London UK
Little by little our lives seem to be getting in place now with our mega filer. My husband keeps trying to find flaws to the filer, but he just never succeeds. We also realized while filing up that we did not have car insurance for the last 6 months, and that we were receiving some bills twice.
Deborah Gill-Hesselgrave, Human Factors Consultant, San Diego CA
I truly love my FreedomFiler. As folks who know me both personally and professionally will tell you, I am a harsh critic and usually the best anyone or any product gets from me is 'it doesn't suck.' Good job!
Shirley Freeman, Professional Organizer, Key West FL
FreedomFiler is a revolutionary new system that eliminates the need to review and cull your files. It makes it a lot easier to think things through when the filing gets rough. I have applied it to nearly all of my filing systems.
P. Haine, Human Interface Consultant, San Francisco CA
Absolutely Brilliant!!!…It’s blended into my workflow easily and I see no reason to ever change it. (AFTER 2 YEARS)...... another effortless rotation of the FreedomFiler!! Thank you for your invention. :-)
Ann Hoffman, Consultant, Lobbyist, Washington DC
The FreedomFiler is a filing system that actually organizes itself. ...No more time is wasted on reviewing files... I set up the system for a client and have had excellent results. I wish I HAD set up a FreedomFiler for a previous client years ago - I had to plow through files from 1993 and 1996 that would have been long gone if he used the system.
Gloria Perry, Professional Organizer, Payson UT
Having been in business for 35 years and knowing that many people still prefer to keep paper records, I was excited to find the FreedomFiler System at the NAPO Convention. Since then I have shared this unique system with my clients and students. Because the FreedomFiler combines both fixed and rotating systems, they have the ability to keep a minimum amount of papers and yet be able to adapt it to their personal needs with the use of additional blank labels. Thank you, Seth Odam, for giving us a wonderful alternative to the computer and yet have at our fingertips just the records we really need… Best of all, it's so simple!
Martie Goss, Scottsdale AZ
What a wonderful set of ideas and format, I applaud you. I am in the process of getting all my things in one place and digging in! …Thank you for creating such a great product! I wish you all the success in the world—you have a great thing going! Hope your loyal followers grow by leaps and bounds!
Amy Denton, Professional Organizer, Missouri City TX
… the NAPO National Conference is coming up… I hope Freedom Filer will be out in force, so that everyone can see what a wonderful system it is. Have a great time and wow! everyone with FreedomFiler.
John Gaffney, La Jolla CA
I feel as if a huge burden has been lifted. I am shocked by how much paperwork disappeared into such a small file system and how much I was able to throw away!
Dana Schumacher, San Diego CA
I wanted to let you know how wonderful my file system is! The active
files work great and my husband is now even catching on with where to put
our bills, coupons, etc. There really is a place for everything. I finally feel like I have all my papers under control.
Barbara Browning, Professional Organizer, Arcata CA
The guy who invented this was using both sides of his brain when he created it... FreedomFiler is intelligent, creative, and effective. I am excited to join the FreedomFiler community and begin offering this amazing system to my clients!
Pamela Bowers, Professional Organizer and Owner, Organized Chaos, Plano TX US
Since seeing the system demonstrated at the annual conference for the National Association of Professional Organizers, I've set this system up for several clients. Some simply needed a home system, some have home-based businesses, and I've adapted the system to a corporate account as well. My coworker and I are currently setting up the system for ourselves. The system is so conforming to individual needs! An added benefit--since it's so easy to use, it's easy to explain to clients. Thank you for a wonderful product! (See you at the next NAPO conference!)