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post #41 of 69
Just wanted to tell you that your blog has been put into my favorites.
I made my binder you are truly an inspiration my house is clean and staying that way. It also let me aliminate clutter in my house(magazines) I just put the cards like you did from self(have subscription) and got a few more little ones from natural health and parenting one from mothering of course hehe.
I am just waiting on your coupon book blog that you mentioned when talking about the basket on your kitchen counter hehe. Thanks again for the blog it is great.
post #42 of 69
Love the binder!! Thanks so much for sharing!! I made a starter household notebook for my sister in law, they just got married, for Christmas. I sent her the link!!

I couldn't get the crib notes to work. I love that idea. I have 3 little boys and we are always telling ppl the house rules.

thanks again for sharing!!
post #43 of 69
Thank you for all the awesome ideas. I have been "working" on my home management binder for a year and it just wasn't coming together like I wanted it to. I am so excited to implement some of your ideas, especially making it "prettier." I love feeling optimistic about getting back on top of home organization. So, thank you so much!
post #44 of 69
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I am just waiting on your coupon book blog that you mentioned when talking about the basket on your kitchen counter hehe. Thanks again for the blog it is great.
I'm glad you're enjoying it - it's been neglected this week cause we've been sick and you know how that goes, LOL! The coupon book post is written, just needs a sunny day so I can get some decent pictures
post #45 of 69
This is exactly what I need thanks!
post #46 of 69
Theresa - you've actually inspired me to update my own, and I'm starting to use scrapbooking papers to "prettify" my own, largely because of how pretty yours looks. Thanks so much.

My homekeeping binder

To see my progress on my HMB
post #47 of 69
Thanks so much Theresa! I've been doing something similar--concentrate on one room a day, while still doing my daily stuff. I love how yours adds the biweekly and monthly stuff, I've been trying to figure out a good way to do that and haven't done it yet! Thanks again!
post #48 of 69
i loved your blog...thanks for posting! i am working on our HMB as we speak. i had some of the pages laminated, like the daily chores, and then use a dry erase marker to check them off. i also include a price list for all our groceries and household items and our budget. in another section i keep info on our home...like potocols on howto do everything from laundry to changing the furnace filter to how to turn the water off. it has list of all th elight bulbs we use (makes buying much easier....no running out) and swatches of paint and furnitur fabrics. we have a sitter in our home a few days a weeks and shes loves knowing all that info is accessable.
post #49 of 69
I have all my papers printed and will buy some binders today so I'm excited!

I was just thinking..and this may sound kinda dark on such an up thread but I want to make one with all of my mother's information. Insurances with contacts, her doctor's name and numbers, medications she takes, account and safety deposit box info, and a business card holder for things she is involved in ect.

When my friend's dad had a heart attack a few years ago she was so lost and I wanted to help her but we didn't know anything. After the funeral there were many people that would call months later and said they wished that someone would have contacted them.

Thanks so much for the ideas!
post #50 of 69
I know exactly what you mean by bieng sick. I have been sick for about three and ahalf weeks but these last two days have laid me out. I have been keeping up with the binder until wednesday when it all really started. Ugh! I hate bieng sick. well i hope I am well by monday when hubby goes back to work and I can get back to my schedule heheh.Thanks again:
post #51 of 69
What about keeping track of things to do? I feel like I always have an enormously long, unruly list of things to do, scribbled on 15 scraps of paper, like call the insurance agent, clean the humidifier, sign up DS for soccer, etc, etc. I take care of my grandmother and handle all her finances too, so I always have 101 things to do for her. And then I have lists, lists of errands to run, lists of books I want to look for at the library, lists, lists, lists. Do you keep stuff like that in your home management binder? Or would it be better to have that in a planner, or just a small notebook with a few sections? I feel like I need to write all this stuff down to keep my brain from overloading, but then I find that I write it down in many different places, and I need a central location for my brain on paper!! Would you use a separate planner that you can throw in the diaper bag and go with? Or a plain notebook maybe?
Thanks for the inspiration!
post #52 of 69
I think the way I'm going to handle things is put a master want/need list in the binder, then take a smaller list for the things I will be able to actually accomplish in a given errand trip. I actually did that the last time I was going shopping, and actually stuck the smaller list in my pencil bag, threw the entire pencil bag in my purse (I have a large purse), and was able to retrieve it easily. I also kept a few samples of scrapbooking paper I was trying to coordinate, so I ended up throwing those into the pencil bag and didn't misplace any of it.
post #53 of 69
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What about keeping track of things to do? I feel like I always have an enormously long, unruly list of things to do, scribbled on 15 scraps of paper, like call the insurance agent, clean the humidifier, sign up DS for soccer, etc, etc. I take care of my grandmother and handle all her finances too, so I always have 101 things to do for her. And then I have lists, lists of errands to run, lists of books I want to look for at the library, lists, lists, lists. Do you keep stuff like that in your home management binder? Or would it be better to have that in a planner, or just a small notebook with a few sections? I feel like I need to write all this stuff down to keep my brain from overloading, but then I find that I write it down in many different places, and I need a central location for my brain on paper!! Would you use a separate planner that you can throw in the diaper bag and go with? Or a plain notebook maybe?
Thanks for the inspiration!

I am a list person. BIG time list person. If it doesn't go in one of my lists, it doesn't get done. So, I have a notebook that lives near my binder (in the front of the basket that the binder is in in the blog pic) that is divided into three sections (I got it at walmart, it's a small wire bound notebook that came predivided) first section is "family" second is "work" and third is what I call "purge" Home is all the stuff related to family stuff - appointments I need to make, grocery stuff to pick up, birthday gifts to be bought, etc. Work is any business-related things I need to do - stuff I need to order, running list of yarns that need to be dyed, etc. Purge is my "creative" outlet - ideas for designs, craft ideas, anything that doesn't fit in the other two areas but is cluttering up my brain and thinking space. I also carry a small (4" x 5") handbound journal in my purse for note-taking on the fly. Then in the evening whatever is in that notebook gets transferred to the bigger one for more permanent status
post #54 of 69
Hey. I am really interested in seeing your binder, but cannot get to your site. Is there something going on with it? Thansk!
post #55 of 69
I think I might be inspired!
post #56 of 69
Um, WOW. While I think your binder is totally cool, the thought of making my own is completely overwhelming. Although, so are my lists and sticky notes and crap in drawers and on surfaces...
post #57 of 69
Oh, thank you so much for this {as I am drowning in clutter}!!!!!
post #58 of 69
Love the binder and your blog! I have a binder that needs some serious attention...
post #59 of 69
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Hey. I am really interested in seeing your binder, but cannot get to your site. Is there something going on with it? Thansk!
it's working for me now, maybe it was just a momentary glitch?
post #60 of 69
Very very inspiring!
Just curious, how do you deal with making sure the family folders get emptied regularly?
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