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#1 of 4 Old 08-12-2012, 08:25 AM - Thread Starter
 
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For those of you who use a home management binder, how do you categorize the different sections?

 

I have recently started compiling things into a binder, and I haven't labeled the categories yet, I still can't decide how I want it to be organized! I have a Daily Docket section in the front, and Emergency Information in the back. But then I get stuck on everything in the middle. For example, I filled out a blank month calendar page with our Master List of bill due dates, but now I can't decide if I want to keep it in the category with other calendars (daughter's school calendar, husband's call schedule, etc), or keep it in the finance section, which is where it is now. And where the other calendars should go, since it is not really enough to warrant it's own tab.

 

It would help me to see how other people have theirs categorized, so I can finally make a decision and label the tabs!

 

And yes, I am a perfectionist. And it is situations like this, when it becomes slightly paralyzing. Sheepish.gif In fact, it is usually my strive for perfection that makes the house so unorganized...I take on a task, at some point get frustrated that the end result is not exactly right, and then leave it (slightly better, but still a mess) to move on to another, less 'frustrating' organizing task. What can I say....I'm a work in progress! whistling.gif


 

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Okay, so mine needs to be moved to a bigger binder or cleared out.  eyesroll.gif

 

My very first page is Emergency information and notes for babysitters that is a few pages long and includes a sheet on their favorite stuff, a typical day, and a page with "emergency supply checklist".

 

Then I have (in this order):

 

Housekeeping

Contacts

Health/Wellness

Crafts

Parenting

Other Ideas

Holidays

 

Take-out menus are in the Contacts section.

 

Of course, I see now a huge problem in that "Parenting" should be first and foremost for me.  *sigh*  Need to rearrange and redo.  It's been quite a while.  I'm noticing that some of the sitter notes are outdated...  bigeyes.gif


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For those of you who use a home management binder, how do you categorize the different sections?

I have recently started compiling things into a binder, and I haven't labeled the categories yet, I still can't decide how I want it to be organized! I have a Daily Docket section in the front, and Emergency Information in the back. But then I get stuck on everything in the middle. For example, I filled out a blank month calendar page with our Master List of bill due dates, but now I can't decide if I want to keep it in the category with other calendars (daughter's school calendar, husband's call schedule, etc), or keep it in the finance section, which is where it is now. And where the other calendars should go, since it is not really enough to warrant it's own tab.

It would help me to see how other people have theirs categorized, so I can finally make a decision and label the tabs!

And yes, I am a perfectionist. And it is situations like this, when it becomes slightly paralyzing. Sheepish.gif  In fact, it is usually my strive for perfection that makes the house so unorganized...I take on a task, at some point get frustrated that the end result is not exactly right, and then leave it (slightly better, but still a mess) to move on to another, less 'frustrating' organizing task. What can I say....I'm a work in progress! whistling.gif

This is me! I skipped the tabs because of that. LOL! I just have emergency info, followed by daily to do, followed by monthly bill schedule. First aid info in the back.

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