Thefreedictionary.com defines a “document” as: A written or printed paper that bears the original, official, or legal form of something and can be used to furnish decisive evidence or information. *Snooze…zzzz*
Ugh, how boring is that to have to carry, store or otherwise “furnish” said documents? Fortunately, most documents surrounding us aren’t as official-sounding as “evidence”. Nope, everyone’s got plain ol’ paperwork that we have to keep handy or take with us on the go.
So other than constructing clutter-towers of miscellaneous paper around the house or office, how do we manage to stay organized with piles and stacks of:
Yeah, we’ve tried manila folders and expandable files. The papers fall out unless you hold them at the correct angle with a steady pincer grasp.
How about open-carry with a binder clip? But no privacy for confidential papers outlining your world domination plans.
And those large plastic envelopes with the string looping around the button? We don’t like the cranking motion to open and close every time. Same with those folders with elastic bands that hug the bottom corners. That’s two motions just to open and close.
We even tried leather document bags. Too heavy. Portfolios. Clunky. Are we Goldilocks? Can we not be pleased?
Finally, we found the perfect solution – Coelacanth (pronounced see-la-kanth) Document Bags.
These roomy, zippered bags are truly handy, practical, durable, and eye-catching. Some are dazzling cute and others are simply gorgeous. Whether you choose a 100% recyclable woven PE bag or cotton canvas, you’ll be surprised how easy it is to keep track of your paper-dependent projects.
Here are some suggestions to get you started:
When traveling, use the Traffic Document Bag to keep printed reservation confirmations, itineraries, maps, those local tourist attraction flyers displayed in hotel lobbies, and travel-related receipts. (No – the hotel note pad, pen and toiletries do not go in here.)
Use the Rollercoaster Bag to set aside papers for future fun activities: amusement park tickets, event flyers, articles on museum exhibit openings, reminders for upcoming festivals. This bag screams FUN.
Know someone who is an avid gardener or bird-watcher? Give the horticulturist a Flower Garden Bag to hold garden designs and plans. The ornithologist (heheh, we know big words) can use this bag to keep logs and field notes in one place.
What Francophile can resist our cotton canvas Paris Trip document bags? Non, ne peut pas! Anyone planning a trip to France can use it to hold a journal, small translation book, paper souvenirs, and postcards and stamps upon arrival.
Next up is our vintage-look Birdhouse Document Bag. Something about it takes us back to childhood. It’s a cute bag to hold arts and crafts paper projects, card stock and other scrapbooking supplies on the go.
Our Space Port and Retro Comic document bags go hand in hand. Robot fans and space geeks (hey, that’s us at Happy Clam!) are drawn to these bags. They appeal to the kid at heart. Space Port’s glossy colors and fantasy graphics hide what we personally keep in our bag: our monthly bills. It seems much more fun unzipping it to see what’s in there each month.
The Retro Comic bag stores colored pencils, charcoal, sketchpads and other art supplies for budding illustrators and students. It’s eye-catching and a good conversation starter. Something like:
Stranger-soon-to-be-friend: Hey, that’s cool (pointing to Retro Comic document bag).
You: Yep. It holds my drawings and stuff.
Stranger/Now instant new friend: Awesome! Can I see?
Easy peasy lesson in friend-making, right?
Now, you think that conversation would happen while you’re holding any of these non-descript thingys?
See our entire collection of Coelacanth Document Bags. Select from 100% Recyclable woven PE $7.99 or Cotton Canvas $9.99. Dimensions 12.5”W x 9.5”H