Weekend Giveaway: DUO Binders

posted by Andrea | 12/7/2012

UPDATE: This giveaway is now closed.

Congrats to:

  • Jesica (Jesica.dube@…)
  • Jenna (jenna.laine@…)
  • Maria (maria_fala@…)
  • Melinda (melinda.d.ott@…)
  • Natalia (oliviangramada@…)

Today is Dave’s birthday (he’s 31 — which is much older than me!) so in honor his birthday, I’m sharing one of HIS favorite organizing tools.

First of all, I do know that I’m extremely lucky to have a very clean, neat, and organized husband. And even though I take some of the credit for helping him to be more organized… I will also admit that he’s been neat and organized from the day I met him.

He’s actually so organized that he makes his own planner every year to use for school, coaching, and all his many other activities (looks like we are both quite particular about our planners!)

This summer, as he was preparing to head back to school, I got a package in the mail with a few Duo 7-Pocket Accordion File Binders.  I was immediately intrigued by the binders because they were essentially two organizing tools in one compact unit.

I showed Dave (who was equally impressed) and the next thing I knew, he had “stolen” the Duo binders from my side of the desk and proceeded to fill them with his homemade planner, school papers, student council information, coaching plans, etc.

My new organizing tools were gone — and I wasn’t going to get them back!

Thankfully I explained that my husband was hogging our Duo’s… and they sent me another one for an important project I’m working on — I’m planning to share more about this after the New Year.

See how full my Duo is already!

This multitasking tool is a fabulous way to manage all of your papers, projects, ideas, and more.

Binder Features:

  • 7-Pocket Accordion File with customizable tabs
  • Sized to fit papers up to 8.5″ x 11″
  • 1-inch 3-Ring Binder
  • Elastic bands hold the binder and accordion file closed

Here are just a few ideas of what you could use your Duo for…

  • Recipes and menu plans
  • Home improvement information (paint swatches, ideas, invoices, receipts)
  • Class materials for teachers, students, and parents
  • Holiday gift ideas and receipts
  • Travel itineraries
  • Photos
  • Coupons and shopping lists
  • Tax documents
  • Kid’s artwork, school projects, report cards, etc.
  • and SOOO much more!

Dave and I use our binders every single day — and there aren’t many organizing products I can say that about. Plus, the DUO retails for around $15, so I’m thinking it might just be the perfect little add-on for a bunch of people on your Christmas list this year!

If you or anyone you know could use this handy organizing tool, I would highly recommend entering today’s giveaway!

The Giveaway:

Today, FIVE lucky Simple Organized Living reader will win a Duo 7-Pocket Accordion File Binder — in the color of your choice! 

How to Enter:

1. {required} Leave a comment. What could you use the DUO for?

2. {optional} Like Simple Organized Living on Facebook, and then leave a separate comment letting me know you did {or that you do already}.

If you are reading this in your email or feed reader, please visit the actual blog post to enter. Email entries, Facebook comments, and Twitter messages will NOT be counted.


(5) DUO Binders as described above.

This giveaway ends at 10:00 pm on Monday, 12/12/2012 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I will use And the Winner Is to select the winning comments at random. Winners will be notified by email and noted at the top of this post. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize or I will choose a new winner. Please see my full disclosure policy and contact me with any questions you have. Good luck!


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  1. Katy H.


    I would use it to gather all of my “current” important papers, before I permanently file them. Sounds like a great product!

  2. Katy H.


    I like Simple Organized Living on FB

  3. Cori Cox


    I would use it for budgeting with my husband.

  4. Dawn Crafts


    I am searching for the BEST way to keep a (hard/paper copy) calendar for my various volunteer projects with Girl Scouts, PTO etc.

  5. Robin


    I would love to use them for household files, etc. but I would probably give them to my daughter who just finished her student teaching and will start her first teaching job next week. I am sure she will be able to put them to good use!

  6. Savannah Frank


    I would use the awesome red DUO with the tree graphic to organize the research I am doing for my new volunteer position as an online Recycling Journalist!

  7. Hilda I


    I like SOL on Facebook.