I’m SOOOO slow. Slow as molasses. But it is finished! My 30-Day (or 90-Day) Home Management Binder challenge is complete. I’ve been using it for a while, but I’ve just recently added a few more pages — and I wanted to share those with you.
I wanted something that looked really clean and cute — but something that didn’t take a ton of ink to print either (I love some of the cute designs of other planners, but my frugal self believes in rationing printer ink)!! My sister has generously given of her time to design these for us!
I did put together a video tour of my binder. It is slightly embarrassing for me, but I decided to just go ahead and post it (otherwise I would spend hours reshooting to make it look better). I have no video skills, so please forgive me for the poor lighting and fuzzy, humidified hair! It was 85 degrees in the house when I shot the video!! My middle daughter is extremely embarrassed that I posted this! Ah, well….what’s life without some red-faced moments.
If you’re viewing this via email subscription, you can view the video here.
If you’d prefer to walk through the binder without seeing my novice video, I’ve posted a written tour below:
The very first page of the binder is my mission statement. I believe living with purpose and focus is so important. It’s easy to get side-tracked in life! Putting it right on the front of the binder ensures I will see it every day and remember what I want to be about. You can find the customizable cover page here.
I purchased a package of Avery dividers that have pockets in them. I LOVE having the pockets for papers I need to fill-out, items I need to remember, schedules, bills, my checkbook, and more!
I included five sections in my binder:
In my home section, I have my current goal checklist.
I also have an important date list to add birthdays and anniversaries. I just haven’t filled it out yet! (I have included it in the download though!)
I’ve also included the Chore Chart checklist. One way to use it would be to fill out your monthly, quarterly, and annual chores. Slip the sheet into a page protector and mark the date you complete each chore with a washable marker!
In the calendar section, I have a monthly calendar. I’m mainly using this to plan activities for the girls and blogging ideas for myself.
The recipe section is still taking shape. I plan to work on this more fully during the summer, because I want to move all of my recipes into a binder. Right now, they are loose in a small book…and it’s not the most efficient organization! This page is simply a sheet to record recipe ideas and where to find them. I plan to use a few copies for our favorite recipes. You could also use it for recipes you want to try.
In each of my binder sections, I’ve included a few page protectors. In the recipe section, I put some recipes I’ve torn out of magazines and want to try. I can also use these ideas when I plan my menus on the weekly calendar.
The kids section includes a schedule. You could either use one sheet for everyone in the family and fill out a Monday-Friday schedule or fill out a daily schedule for each person in the family on one sheet. I did a basic schedule for all of us on one page. This will be revised for summer schedules, but it works for the next month or so.
The last part in my kids section is an idea list. This list could be used for anything: sewing projects, house projects, Pinterest projects, etc. I chose to go through our resources and make a list of activities the girls could do. I slipped it into a page protector, so I can cross off activities we complete with a dry-erase pen. Once the girls have done all of the activities, I can just clean of the page protector and start again!
The last section is my blogging section, but I don’t have any downloads for that section. If you are interested in a few blogging sheets, let me know and I’ll see what I can do!
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!!