You have a bunch of index cards you want to organise. Maybe it’s a hundred or so, maybe it’s 1,000 (because you love index cards).
Whatever your current situation is, we recommend you visit our index card holder post that will show you 15 different index card holders. In that post, you’ll learn what types of index card holders will help you organise any number of cards you have.
In general, the most common way is to organise your index cards is to use tabbed dividers. But we have a better way…
Meet our ProSimpli index card organiser for organising 3×5-inch index cards. With our index card organiser, you can make the information that you care about VISIBLE and ACCESSIBLE.
If you are looking to store your index cards for a long time (packing them away), then index card boxes are the way to go. However, if your goal is to organise your index cards for the purposes of regularly accessing the information on them, then you should consider our index card holder sleeve instead.
Ask yourself this. When you need to find an index card, do you want to haul a box around and sort through it each time to find the ONE index card you need?
A better way is if you could do this hands-free in real time… and you can with our organiser.
Think about the benefits:
- You don’t have to sort through a stack
- You don’t have to hold a stack
- You don’t have to physically get them out of your bag or box
- They serve as a constant reminder of the information that you care about
- They are easy to add, update and replace
- They are very easy to review either in-passing, or by making a concerted effort
- Your subconscious mind will absorb what it focuses on
Some of these benefits might seem insignificant, but eliminate barriers is key to increases your chances of success (studying, cooking, working, etc.).
For example, let’s say you were trying to get in shape. You buy some weights and keep them in your closet. Simple enough right? When you need them, you’ll just reach into the closet and get them.
The truth is, when something is out of sight, it is also out of mind. When something is out of mind, we don’t focus on it. It becomes less of a priority.
In order to stay focused, the best strategy is to keep it visible AND eliminate every possible barrier that might prevent you from doing it.
In our weights example, the simple act of opening the closet is a barrier – eliminate it! Having to wrestle with coats or the vacuum when trying to get the weights out is a barrier – eliminate it. Put your weights in a spot you will see them so you increase the odds that you will work out.
The same concept applies with your index cards. If they’re sitting there in a stack, or if the process of sorting through them is daunting, you’re just not going to do it. And if you do, you’ll do it less often than you would if it wasn’t so hard.
So, it’s about eliminating even the smallest barriers that unknowingly prevent us from doing something that we know we should be doing. It’s also about keeping the thing relevant and as a constant reminder of what we want to focus on.
All this to say, our ProSimpli index card organiser takes the information that you write on your index cards, and make that information visible, with a simple glance, instantly in real time, which makes you much more efficient than if you had to 1) find your index cards 2) set aside time to look at them 3) manually shuffle through them.
If your goal is to learn long-term, learn faster, learn more efficiently, and learn more information, then our index card organiser is by-far the most effective way to study or quickly access the information that you care about.