2.14.2012

organize me #10- Household Binder

So a few weeks ago, I decided to make up a household binder for our family.
And I had waaaayyyy too much fun putting it together. I may have some OCD tendencies...


Want to take a look?


The cover:


I used some of my left-over patterned paper from the Project Life kit I bought last year. 
I love the bright colours & simple design, so it was perfect for the binder!

{I took these photos outside on a grey day, so the colours are a bit washed-out in the photos. The colours are brighter in real life!}





The spine...


I put everything in page protectors because I knew the pages would need them since this will be used almost daily. And after I took all the pictures, I added tabs for each section for easier use.

Each section has a title page where I added a strip of the circle pattern paper from my Project Life kit. I haven't scrapbooked since last fall, so I loved bringing out my paper cutter & adhesive for this project!! haha!


Section for Important Numbers:



I have a page where I listed all the home & cell phone numbers for our families. And then I made a page to keep all the numbers for doctors, hospitals, the dentist, etc. and some emergency numbers.


I have a baseball card page there to hold business cards.
and then there's a
section to keep track of important dates:


I printed these 2 pages from Tip Junkie. I love having all the birthdays & anniversaries here by month...


On the left page I printed off a 2012 calendar from this site.

Then I have a section for Emergency Information:


I have a sheet with all the numbers to call in case of emergency- medical numbers and the numbers to call if there is an issue with one of our utilities. I also put down our cell numbers again, in case we had someone watching our kids, our numbers are listed in a few different areas.

Then I found some info on Fire Escape Planning that I printed off...


Then I printed off a bunch of sheets of information to use in different emergencies-

Asthma info (our little girl has asthma), and some info on choking...


...info on cuts & info on burns...


... then a reference page of CPR basics...

Then the next section is Babysitter Notes:


I printed off a couple of these pages from Tip Junkie in case we ever have someone besides a family member watch our kids...



My son will be going to Kindergarten in the fall, so I made a section for School Information:

This is where I can keep all the important papers that the school sends home.

I made up a page to jot down the basic info...



Next is the Church Stuff section:


I made up this page to jot down the numbers for people in our ward we may need to contact & I have a spot to write in the numbers of our home teachers & my visiting teachers. This is also where I stuck in the slips we have for our home teaching & visiting teaching assignments.

And I put in the current Primary newsletter as well...


A section of Things To Do! A spot for to-do lists, etc.


Travel checklists for packing & a place to put papers of reservations & itineraries, plans, etc!


The Birthday Party Plans section...


I made up some papers to write in my ideas for my kids' birthday parties this year...


And then I made a section to write in Gift Ideas for future reference!


Probably my fave part is the back where I added these little folders to store things!


I found them at the dollar store, so I bought one for each member of our family & printed our names onto the label stickers.

They are great to store in info for registrations or things that need to be added to the kids' baby books, etc, etc!



I also made a Table of Contents for the front pocket...

I've LOVED using this binder for the past couple of weeks! 
I don't know why I didn't make one sooner!!

How do YOU keep your family organized??




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19 comments:

  1. I made one of these after we moved and use it all the time! You will love it :)

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  2. WOW! I admire your organization. I have binders for my children and my receipes but that's about it. Now I want to get one started like you. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Wow, this is pretty amazing. My problem is that if I made something like this I'd use it for like a week and then go back to my unorganized ways. I'm glad that it works for you...I wish I could be so organized.

    I am going to try and work on organization these next few months. Who knows...maybe one day a binder will be the solution to my messy habits!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sarah

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  4. I am so gonna copy this idea, thanks! I am following from Sunday Social. Come visit!
    http://www.mamatinkstinkerings.blogspot.com

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  5. HI,
    I am happy to be your newest follower from the linky followers blog hop. If you'd like to follow back, you can reach me at http://www.measuredbytheheart.com
    Thanks!!

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  6. What a great idea...thanks for sharing! I'm following via the linky blog hop. If you get a chance, I'd love you to stop by my blog & maybe follow along too!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

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  7. We have one of these and I love it! You have a few more chapters and gave me so ideas!! Thank you for linking up to my weekly party!!

    Amanda
    everycreativeendeavor.com

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  8. I need one of these and I love all your ideas and sections. Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday and inspiring me!!

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  9. I've wanted to do one of these forever, but never really knew what to do and it seemed so overwhelming. Thanks for showing all the ideas. I'll have to do it. And those folders are Awesome! So cool.

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  10. I desperately need to make one of these. Yours looks so well-put together. Great job!! Would be delighted if you would link up with us over at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-4.html.

    Have a great week!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  11. would love it if you could share this on my link party at http://serenityyou.blogspot.com/search/label/Serenity%20Saturday

    Natasha xx

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  12. Thanks for joining us on our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you come back next Saturday. We would love to have you share more wonderful ideas! -The Sisters

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  13. I need to make something like this for our house. Thanks for inspiring me. Visiting from Type A.

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  14. My gosh that is just so organized.
    Good for you. Must make you feel calm...

    I am actually coming to your site re. the Follower linky blog hop. I AM FOLLOWING YOU *** WILL YOU FOLLOW ME BACK ? Thank you so much when you do.

    There is also a link party on our blog, where you can feature 'your best creative work'. There are some great projects to see already, but we want to see your work!

    This url is both to FOLLOW and to PARTY:
    http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party/

    Hope to seeing you around!!
    Have a happy, creative day!

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  15. I am actually coming to your site re. the Follower linky blog hop. I WILL BE FOLLOWING YOU *** WILL YOU FOLLOW ME BACK ? Thank you so much when you do.

    There is also a link party on our blog, where you can feature 'your best creative work'. There are some great projects to see already, but we want to see your work!

    This url is both to FOLLOW and to PARTY:
    http://www.FineCraftGuild.com/party/

    Hope to seeing you around!!
    Have a happy, creative day!

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  16. This is so smart! I really need to make one of these for myself. Thanks for the great tips!

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  17. Love this idea!!! I'm already rolling over ideas in my head for printouts for this!! thank-you so much for sharing When I make mine I'll be sure to link you in it and let you know :-) You're so crafty!!!

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  18. Love this!!! I started fire escape stuff, first aid reminders, but having it all in one binder, along with babysitter stuff, phone numbers, wow! I'm going to have to do this soon! Thanks for posting this!
    ps- thanks for being my new follower, I'm following you now as well :)

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