Having a household binder is a great way to keep everything that is going on in your home organized. You can keep whatever you like in your household binder. You should set up your binder to meet the needs of your household.
What You Will Need:
- Hole Punch
- Plastic Pouch
Assemble your items together. On a separate sheet of paper write out the categories you want for your binder. Examples would be coupons, receipts, emergency phone numbers, babysitter info. etc. Once you have what you want for your categories you need to write them on the divider labels, or use a label maker to make the labels and adhere to the divider.
Print out your lists that you will be recording information on. I like to use free printables from MomAgenda or you can find every type of list you would ever want on ListPlanIt (affiliate link). Once you have your lists printed out you can hole punch them and then put them in your binder. If you don’t have a hole puncher you can use plastic sleeves that already has the hole punched in. This way your sheets are protected also.
The last step is to make a plan for clearing out the binder every month or every three months so that you don’t have a problem with a over stuffed binder. You also want to show the family the new binder and how it works and where you all will be keeping it. Make sure it has a home.
And that’s it! You have made yourself a stylish and simple household binder. You want to keep your binder where you keep your mail at or your “command center” I like to call it. The great thing about your household binder is that it is portable wherever you need it. But have a certain place that you always put it back so you will not be hunting around the house looking for it when you need it.
Do you keep a household binder? If so what do you keep in it? I would love to know in the comments below.