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post #21 of 185
I really hate having paper, so I use my Microsoft Outlook program quite a lot. It has the calendar, to-do lists, sticky notes, address book, etc.

I guess I don't have a master "notebook" for paper items. There is just way too much to put in a notebook.

I have a master DESK - LOL!

This one:

http://modernoffice.stores.yahoo.net/miscomar3.html

It's been a great investment. I keep everything home-management related in this desk.
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post #23 of 185
Thread Starter 
I have found some wonderful resources on the internet and my book is coming along well. I'm on vacation for a couple of weeks and I'm going to work on it some more. I think it will really be helpful.
post #24 of 185
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Originally Posted by sabrinat View Post
Mama I'm a WOHM so I might be getting screwed since apparently I have 2 job titles and only one paycheck

I guess I mean a "life management binder for the home" perhaps that's more descriptive. I like the idea of The Notebook though.

me too mama!
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i'll be keeping "tabs" on this thread also:
post #25 of 185
I've got a three ring binder with the clear page protectors. it's got:
*calendar
*day to day schedule/planner
*address book
*emergency info (COntact numbers, medical info, allergy info, etc) for each family member
*take-out menus
*recipes I want to try
*coupons (These are organized in 4 X 6 clear pocket sheets, with labels)
* daily/weekly/monthly to-do lists
*budget sheet, with spaces to fill in when I've spent money in a particular category
*long-term goals (this is for my business)
*handy phone numbers like the boy's school, plumber, handyman, pharmacy, library, etc

I would be so, so utterly screwed if I ever lost my binder!
post #26 of 185
Well, I didn't have one last week, but after reading this, I have a little baby organizer binder started! I love the idea of creating your own. I have always gone out and bought one "premade" and didn't use it bc it wasnt geared towards our life. This is working great though!

Thanks!
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subbing Thanks!
post #28 of 185
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Originally Posted by Bella Babe View Post
Well, I didn't have one last week, but after reading this, I have a little baby organizer binder started! I love the idea of creating your own. I have always gone out and bought one "premade" and didn't use it bc it wasnt geared towards our life. This is working great though!

Thanks!

That's what prompted this thread. I've always purchased someone else's idea of what I needed and it was never quite what I was looking for. Even though mine is in it's very infancy it's already more tailored to my needs then anything I've ever purchased. I'm so excited.
I've come up with 6 tabbed sections...a couple of the sites suggested not to have too many tabs, so I really tried to think about what I need.
The mama who posted the link to her blog w/the link the Candy's site, thank you! I got some awesome ideas from there.
Also, just by googling, home management binder I have found a ton of free prinatable. WooHoo, my favorite price...free!
post #29 of 185
Has anyone found downloads for computer-based note-keeping pages?

I really hate having paper - I do everything I can on the computer - Christmas lists, Grocery shopping lists, anything that is repeatable, happens over and over again. Even our nanny log - the log our nanny keeps about the children's day - it's all on the computer in an Excel spreadsheet I created.

You all found anything like this on the web?

TIA!!
post #30 of 185
I had set up a simple house journal a few months ago based on flylady's. However you ladies have inspired me to take it further. I think I need a thicker binder. Too bad all of the back-to-school sales are over!
post #31 of 185
If you like FlyLady, here is one:

http://flylady.net/pages/FlyShop_CJ.asp

She also gives you instructions for making your own.
post #32 of 185
Subbing! I have a PDA I keep all the appointments in, and phone numbers, but I lose it on "to dos" and I would also like to have a book where I could do my meal planning / monthly calender, etc.
post #33 of 185
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I have a 3-ring binder that I decided to organize this year. I have it in sections, and so far I've been putting the papers in those clear sheet protectors so I can print whatever I need off my computer and not worry about 3-hole punching papers.
You can now buy printer paper ALREADY punched with three holes, for printing stuff out and then putting it right in a notebook. I it. SUCH a time and hassle saver!
post #34 of 185
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*menu ideas and general grocery lists - I haven't fully developed this area. I'm thinking of listing the main meals that we make along with the ingredients I would need to make them so that I can stream-line meal preparation and grocery shopping.
There are forms you can copy in the wonderful Freezer Cooking Manual (a book for sale) from the folks at 30 Day Gourmet.
http://www.30daygourmet.com/

There are also great menu and other forms ("printables") FREE at
http://www.organizedhome.com
Several different ones are related to food planning, and there are others.
post #35 of 185
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Now I need a good printable calendar page.
http://www.organizedhome.com
post #36 of 185
What a rocking thread! This is always such a dilemma for me, because I don't want to carry around a full-sized 3-ring binder, but my little Amy Knapp planner really doesn't do the whole job. Thus, I'm left with two different entities. I'll have to go through all these links and see if I can settle on something!
post #37 of 185
I'm just starting on mine. I bought a zip up organizer a while back but it was a big general planner that didn't suit me so I quit using it. This thread has inspired me. Now I'm going to start working on me a binder. It'll be nice if we get this new house to have everything organized. Wonder if I can finish this and getting the house ready and packed in 6 wks? Okay but hopefully I can finish the main parts. I'm starting with budget, housekeeping (cleaning), holidays (seeing how Christmas is coming up), and calendars.
post #38 of 185
Thread Starter 
Here's another site that has some good ideas as well as printables.
http://www.delightinreallife.com/family%20notebook.htm
post #39 of 185
I'm getting a lot of great ideas on this thread. We've been trying to get organized like this for years. We just end up with boxes of papers and crap.
post #40 of 185
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