I thought I would start with my Household Binder first since it is the oldest of my binder family. Years ago, I was influenced by several online sites to start a Household Binder. I read Candy’s post at Keeping The Home, I read threads on MOMYS.com on the subject, and recently, I ran across some posts by Cindi at This is My Life that are fabulous on the subject!
Originally, my Household Binder was this HUGE mess of papers. There was so much in my binder, I didn’t even know what was there. I had sewing information, crafting information, family living, home decorating, schedules, lists, and so much more. It was overwhelming in size and scope.
After reading Cindi’s post, I decided I had tried to make my Household Binder encompass too much of my life. I’m the kind of mama who needs bite-sized pieces and my binder was anything but bite-sized. So, I downsized.
Now, my Household Binder contains only the following information:
- General Children Section: Vaccine Information, Curly Girl instructions, Child Training articles I’ve pulled off the internet, Baby wearing instructions, anecdotes on raising children, etc
- Home Section: Homesteading, Green Cleaning products, Decorating, etc
- Memories: The notes from Ty’s grandfather’s funeral (the Pastor did an amazing job and we wanted to have a copy of his notes), a piece I wrote for my grandparent’s 50th wedding anniversary, etc
It really is JUST about general household stuff. It is NOT my most used binder. It is more the FILING binder than anything. The place where I file away information I need handy, but not on an everyday basis.
So, which binders do I use more regularly? My School Binder, my Meals Binder, my Schedule Binder and my Blogging Binder. These are the 4 I’ll post about more in depth. The other binders I have are a Sewing/Crafts Binder (a place I can keep loose patterns and crafting ideas), Exercise Log Binder (which honestly, isn’t getting used…we exercise, but don’t write it down), and a Holiday Binder I’ve posted about before.
My binders aren’t fancy, but they are functional. So, join me as I share my little Binder Family with you!