Resources to Create Your Own Home Management Binder

If you have spent anytime in the wonderful world of blogs, you are probably familiar with a home management binder. Today, as part of our Organizing Your Paper Party I am sharing some great resources to help you corral those daily household papers in a binder.

Organize your Paper Party In fact, I have been so paper party focused I forgot to announce the 2 lucky winners of our giveaway. The winners are Kira Mckee and Stacy Ashworth (randomly chosen by who both receive a copy of 10 Steps to Organized Paper!

Since this organizing party is virtual you’ll have to imagine the party favors and the artichoke dip, deviled eggs and caramel popcorn; organizing is always more fun with snacks! Winners, please email me and I’ll get you all set up with your new ebook!

10-steps-organized-paper If you are following along with the ebook 10 Steps to Organized Paper, you’ll notice I’m veering off of the path of Chapter 6.  Chapter 6 deals with gathering all the papers regarding home improvement and collecting them into a binder.

The chapter has some great tips, but I have found that in my house it works to have a hanging file for these papers. I don’t really break it down into further categories. In fact simplifying has become one of my main rules of filing! I’ve found the system that works for me (one folder or less please) but I still am a big fan of the home management binder system.

If you aren’t familiar with a home binder, just imagine your 3-ringed binder from high school with a divider for each subject. Although this time the dividers are for each of your responsibilities as a homemaker. A binder is a great solution because it can be easily changed and adapted as life changes.

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Here are some of my favorite tutorials and resources to get you on your way to creating a home binder that works for you.

Tiffany from The Nest Effect shares her in-depth, step by step process of creating her home binder.  She  has some great ideas like including a document envelope that snaps shut in the back for those important papers.

Simple Mom has a good series on putting together a home management binder. As always, she keeps it simple.

I love how Jessica from Life as a Mom decided to have her home management binder spiral bound. A great tip if a binder feels too bulky for you. I might just be trying this!

I am love, love, loving how creative Imperfect Homemaking got with her binder! Her post-its are inspiring me to revamp my own post-it system. You must check out her other brilliant ideas too!

If you ‘like’ Tip Junkie on Facebook, you get a free download of her Executive Homemaker binder which includes a helpful cover sheet on how she organizes her homemaker binder.

Do you use a home management binder? Share your own system in the comments below.

*Since the Organizing your Paper party has already wrapped up; you can browse any week!

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