This post was originally published at Novelicious.com and is now at WritingTipsOasis.com. WritingTipsOasis.com acquired Novelicious.com in June 2022.
Ringbinders aren't just for school or college, they can be used for bank statements, your recipe collection, or to hold your printed-out manuscript while you work on edits. It's worth spending a little more and buying a good quality folder, as there is nothing more frustrating than when the ring mechanism goes wonky and all your carefully filed papers fall out onto the floor. Trust me on this.
1. This Word ringbinder from WHSmith strikes a good balance between affordability and quality (especially if you need to buy several). I like the typographic design, too. It's currently on sale at just £2.79.
2. I have a thing for owls, so couldn’t resist this Give A Hoot ringbinder. It’s an A4, two-ring binder, with a vibrant purple interior, and costs £4.99 from John Lewis.
3. This Leitz Retro ring binder is the Rolls Royce of folders. It has a soft-click four-ring system which comes with a three-year guarantee, a pen holder and inside pocket for holding loose documents and CDs. It also has an elastic band closure to keep your documents secure. It's also available in purple/yellow, blue/orange, or pink/grey colourways and is priced £12.80 from Amazon.
4. If you’re planning on using a ringbinder to hold your manuscript, you’ll probably need a lever arch folder in order to hold all the pages. I adore the eccentric and colourful design of this Pip Studio ‘Fruit and Veggie’ file. The design is continued on the inside, too, with a repeating red apple pattern, and there is a space to write your name (or book title). The binder costs £10 from Amara.
5. This uplifting A4 folder by Happy Jackson deserves a place in your office. It has a bright red outer, a printed inside cover, and a little sun motif. Happy Days ringbinder, available from Not The Usual for £4.95.