I’ve been a work at home mom for over 6 years and I’d never heard of a “Household Binder” until last year. Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but now I’m seeing these Home Management Notebooks, Family Binders, or Command Center Books everywhere. No matter the name, the goal is to create a binder that gives you direction and a place to put important documents.
Step 1:: Decide You Need a Household Binder
I love technology and electronics! iAnything. Email reminders. My computer calendar that automatically syncs with my phone. I wasn’t convinced that I needed a handwritten “Household Binder”. Then I read Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenrider. As the title suggests, the book is about living simply in the real world.
“The trick is to have your home management notebook complete enough for it to be useful, but not so crammed full or overcomplicated that it’s uninspiring and lackluster. This should be a valuable tool for home management. Design it so it works for you. Don’t become enslaved by it”.
Ok, I can do that! I quickly realized that I could benefit from a household binder. One central place to corral my to do lists, weekly action plans, blog ideas, freezer inventory, babysitting instructions etc. My mind began to race and I decided to create practical tools to make it simple and fun!
Do you want to create a household binder? Then it looks like you’ve already completed Step 1:: Decide You Need a Household Binder. Join me this week as we take baby steps to get organized. Plus, I’ll share my practical tools as FREE templates!