Organize your Manuals and User Guides

Here’s another couple of tips to help you to get organized in this New Year.


Are your product manuals stored in various places around your home, thus making it time consuming and difficult to find one if you need it?

Here are TWO TIPS on what to do with all those manuals:

TIP # 1 – I used to keep manuals in drawers in the kitchen, in my office, and in the attic. If I had a problem with an appliance or an electronic gadget, I wasted time trying to find the correct manual. It’s a good idea to keep all your manuals in one place (in a binder or file drawer). To find them easily, file your manuals in categories such as appliances, electronics, computers or furniture. Every time you add a new manual, go through and recycle the outdated ones. If you move, be sure to leave the manuals for any kitchen appliances, washer/dryer, garage doors, and anything else you don’t take with you.

TIP # 2Take all of your manuals, and get rid of them by recycling them. You can access all the information online! If you’re in the need of information about major home appliances, log on to  They have gathered the most frequently requested information on home appliances and designed their web site around it. Or, you can go directly to the manufacturer’s website. Create a spreadsheet of all of your appliances and electronic items; including make, model, purchase date and serial number.

Where are all of your manuals and user guides?  If, not together, try one of these tips to get them in order.

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