Organizing Maps

July 31, 2008 by  

Organizing Maps – A lot of maps

mapsI am going to be working on a project of organizing my clients many many maps! We decided that this was something that I could do at home as he has already sorted through what he wanted to get rid of. He has gotten rid of many of them, but has told me that he does not want to part with any more of them. He says, “You don’t mess with a man and his maps!” I have been able to get him to get rid of the duplicates I am finding though.
These are just your typical fold up state maps, many from the USA and many from other countries.

We discussed the fact that they may be outdated and if he was going to travel, would he go get one of his existing maps or would he end up buying a new one. He admitted that he would probably buy a new one, but still does not want to part with this maps.
That is his decision. I can suggest what I think would be best, but they are his, and its his decision. So I am going to organize what he has, so that maybe if he is going on a trip and can quickly go and find one of his maps, he WILL use them.
I love the organizing…so it is all fun for me!

Organized Road MapsĀ – The “After”

maps organized

I spent about 5 hours working on these maps today. I measured the shelves to make sure that my containers were going to fit. I found them at the Container Store.
maps organized
I used file folders and cut them to make my dividers.
For each state or country, I alphabetized the cities. For the states or countries that he had the most maps for I made dividers for the cities. New York got an entire container itself!! Italy was another big one along with California.
I had a lot of fun and can’t wait until he sees it. His maps have never been organized like this before.

 

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