Home management binders are all the rage right now for the well-managed home. There is a good reason for that. It simply makes life flow better when you have a centralized place to keep the important details of your life. Below are six simple steps to create your own inexpensive home management binder.
First, gather your materials. You will want a 3-ring binder, dividers with tabs, a pack of stickie tabs, a 3-hole punch, pens and colored markers for labeling and writing headings, paper and any fun embellishments if they are your thing. Many free organization printables can be found online and added as you work on each binder section.
Section 1: Calendar and Schedules
If you use a separate planner, just print off a monthly calendar and place it behind the first divider. If this binder will be used as your planner also, do an internet search for free planner pages to add in this section. If you want daily or weekly schedules, add them behind the calendar pages.
Section 2: Cleaning
Behind this section add pages for organizing the cleaning of your home, your vehicle, your yard and anything else that has regular chores. If you search online for cleaning organization printables, you will find many to chose from. One way of organizing this section is to divide the tasks into daily, weekly and monthly cleaning categories. Start by making a list of how often sweeping, mopping, bathroom cleaning and other household tasks need to be done and schedule the jobs in this section accordingly.
Section 3: Menu Planning
Choose the type of menu planning you want to use in this section. Whether weekly or monthly, again, many free printables are available. Also include extra paper in this section for keeping a grocery list. Add the groceries you will need as you plan, but it’s also handy to add items you run out of so they will not be forgotten.
Section 4: Finances
This section is for budgeting and billing information. For budgeting help, online resources are available with free budget spreadsheets and worksheets. Bill paying schedules and a pocket to hold current bills can be added to this section, as well as tax information.
Section 5: Family
This is the place to keep medical and insurance information, school or activity information for the children, vacation ideas, size lists and anything else concerning the family.
Section 6: Personal
This section is for anything of a personal nature, such as goal setting, weight records, workout charts, prayer lists or journaling. These different categories can be separated with labeled stickie tabs.Tags: featured