How to Make Your Own Tab Divider

Although nearly everyone wants to stay organized, few people enjoy sorting through stacks of paperwork to get the job done. Thus, it’s not uncommon for people to lose documents or important papers, whether at work, school, or home. And unfortunately, this can cause a lot of stress.

Thankfully, there are plenty of easy tricks to help you stay organized on a budget. And by using them, you can save time, eliminate clutter, and have peace of mind.

In this post, you will learn how to make a tab divider for your binder, allowing you to keep all your important documents in one place. So, keep reading for a tab divider guide that will get you organized in no time!

Step One: Gather Your Supplies

First, you’ll need to download a template for your tab dividers, such as those found at TabShop, or create them yourself. For example, you can make your own tab divider without a printer by cutting slips of paper to the correct dimension and neatly labeling each one.

Now, before you can start crafting, you’ll need to gather a few items, including:

  • Scissors
  • Double-sided tape
  • Clear Packing Tape

Once you have these items, you’re ready to attach your divider tabs!

Step Two: Cut Your Tabs

With your scissors, cut the divider tabs out to your liking and fold them in half so that you can see the label on both sides.

Next, cut a piece of packing tape at least twice as tall and as wide as your binder tab. Once you have the tape cut properly, lay one of the colored sides of the binder tab onto the piece of packing tape and fold it over. Finally, cut away the excess tape and do the same thing on the other side of the tab so that the front and back are laminated.

Of course, if you have a laminator, you can use it instead! Just remember to laminate your dividers before you fold them in half so you can open them up later.

Step Three: Attach Your Tabs

Now, you’ll need to open the folded tab up and place one piece of double-sided tape on each side. Then, arrange the binder tab exactly where you want it on your protector page and stick it down firmly.

With your first binder tab in place, go back and repeat steps two and three for as many binder tabs as you need.

Organize All Your Documents With This Tab Divider Tutorial!

Know you know how to make a tab divider in just a few easy steps. Since you likely already have all the objects in this tutorial, you’ll save loads of money and a trip to the office supply store. So, don’t wait any longer and start organizing your documents today!

Need more help getting organized? Don’t forget to browse our blog for more interesting DIY projects and tips if you enjoyed this tutorial!

Oscar Rojas
Oscar Rojas

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