So, I set to work making a schedule, building a routine, adding menus, making a master grocery list, adding a pantry list, coming up with a detailed cleaning schedule, and on and on. I had the greatest of intentions to get my life in order.
But that binder sat on my shelf.
(It still sits on my shelf.)
Don’t get me wrong…I love FlyLady! She has great advice. She’ll give you all kinds of “babysteps” to turn you into a cleaning machine.
It just didn’t work for me…at that point in my life.
However, my life has changed. It feels a little calmer, and I’m still intrigued by the idea. I’m impressed by those who have amazingly well-put-together homemaking or home management binders. It’s inspired me to want to make my own!
All that is in my binder right now is the Motivated Moms planner!
That leads us to our next 30-Day Challenge! Over the next four weeks, I’ll be slowly making my own home management binder. I’m keeping it simple — I want to actually use it and not feel overwhelmed! I have to keep it real and relevant to who I am and what I do.
I hope you’ll join me!
Make it simple, make it extravagant, make it whatever you want it to be. Just make it usable!
If you aren’t familiar with the concept, a homemaking binder is simply a binder that includes a variety of forms to make your life easier and keep everything in one place. I’ve seen all kinds! Many of them include:
- Weekly or monthly calendar
- Daily schedule
- Cleaning Routines
- Home Maintenance checklists and forms
- Address book
- Emergency numbers
- Babysitter info
- Bill organizer
- Menu plan
- Grocery list
- Pantry list
- Freezer list
- Vehicle repair/tune-up log
- Monthly budgets
- Important monthly dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.)
- and so on…
Don’t be overwhelmed by this! I told you….we’re keeping it simple! I even have some free printables to share with you (courtesy of ShellyFraley.com). I’ll be sharing them throughout the next four weeks. Keep watching for details on how to get yours (hint: sign-up for my email list now if you want to see it in your inbox Wednesday!)
**Other posts in the series:
Due to popular demand, I am giving away my 2013 home management binder printables for FREE to email subscribers! To get them, just go here and pick a subscription option. Be sure to confirm your subscription through the link they will send you. Then, shortly after you confirm, you should receive another email with the link to the download. These will be available free through March 31, 2013.
I realize that not everyone is interested in getting my daily email updates, so you can purchase the printable set for just $1.99 through March 31, 2013. If you’d like to purchase a set, please just click on the button below!
25 Pages of Home Management Binder Printables for $1.99
Homemaking Binder Download Set
There are a total of 25 pages included in the download:
- Customizable Cover
- Important Dates
- Chore Chart Checklist
- Recipe References
- Menu Planner
- Idea Checklist
- Weekly Calendar (2 Versions)
- Goal Sheet
- Monthly Calendars for 2013
Happy Homemaking Binder Making!!