Gotta Get it Together…

One of my most favourite blogs, I Heart Organizing, held a challenge to get together a Family Binder.
It’s for all the important information that is needed to run your family, all gathered into one spot.
I love to organize, and needed no excuse to get on board!
For this challenge, she offered several free forms.  Forms for finance, auto information, schedules, calendars, phone numbers… 
I have also included 2 downloads of my own that you can get anytime:  


My binder includes forms for:
Important Phone Numbers
Special Dates to Remember
Freezer Inventory
Auto Log
Finance Worksheet
12 Month Calendar
Envelope to hold my Blog and To-Do workbooks.

So here is my little family of 5′s binder:

Coversheet courtesy of I Heart Organizing
I bought just a simple recycled board binder, that I plan to Modge Podge one day. 
I’m scared of Modge Podge.  I’ve never used it, but it looks fun?
Then I bought some pretty coloured tabs.  Because they have to be pretty!
I used a white paint Sharpie to label my tabs.
I’m in love with this pen.
In love.
I am relabeling everything with it!  I even rewrote the labels on my Pretty Jars!

Important Numbers, cutie pie graphics (from Erin Bradley Designs)

This is the Freezer Inventory that I created to keep track of all of our food in the deepfreeze.  
To download this, click HERE.

This is the Special Dates Calendar that I created to keep track of all of our important dates, like birthdays & anniversaries.  To download this, click HERE.
I needed a separate book for my Blog.  It’s for all the ideas and stuff swirling around in my head.  My head is always swirling.  This drives my husband crazy.  Crazy.
And I also have a separate book that I use for all the day-to-day lists and stuff to do.  Because I need to write things down, and feel like I accomplish things when I get to cross them off!  
Well, this system works for me, and keeps me sane.  At least I think it does?  ;)
Thanks for stopping by!

Signing off.  Happy Organizing!!



Lovely Linking:
Craft-O-Maniac, The Girl Creative, Tip Junkie, Someday Crafts, I Heart Organizing

Comments

  1. Thanks so much for the link. Going to check out her blog now.

  2. Very cool! Thanks for sharing!
    Love your blog … I’m a new follower :-)
    ~Bec

  3. I really need to do this! I keep putting it off but have started to travel more with the kids being older and feel like I keep making mini notebooks – one big one is what I need! New follower from the girl creative.
    Holly
    504 Main

  4. Thank you Jo-Anna for the link! This is a great idea!

  5. New follower from The Girl Creative. I dream of being organized, so maybe now is the time to stop dreaming and actually BE organized! I do have a notebook for blog ideas. Helps so much. Thank you for sharing! :-)

  6. Great job! I love all of your cute little graphics :) I had never heard of a household binder until this challenge, and I can see how incredibly useful it is! I’m still putting mine together. The special dates sheet really inspired me to get my act together and make sure those birthday cards get sent! I actually made this challenge about if you want to read it:

    http://stephaniehillberry.com/2011/04/april-challenge-celebrating-those-you-love/

    Thanks for posting this! You did a lovely job :)

    Emily
    Deviantly Domesticated Team

  7. Very cute! I know what you mean about driving the hubby nuts with a ton of ideas! I say “I have an idea” and he rolls his eyes like “Now what!” LOL Anyways, love your blog!

    ourtaylormadehome.com

  8. I wouldn’t say the swirling drives me crazy…more like bonkers.

  9. Thank you for the special day pages. I love the layout and cute animals! Printed a set for myself!

  10. Howdy!

    NEAT binder!!

    I am so happy to have found your blog. I am stopping in from the Ultimate Blog Party and this is my very first year participating and this is SO VERY exciting!! LOL

    Anyhow…please stop by my blogs and follow whenever you get the opportunity:

    So Stylilized is where I am currently offering FREE Custom Blog Designs at http://sostylilized.blogspot.com

    And…Jessica Lil Corner is where I am blogging about family and life at http://jessicaslilcorner.blogspot.com

    I welcome your visit at either or both of my blogs and hope to have you stop by and follow really soon!!

    Have a very blessed day!! :0)

  11. Hi, I only just found out about the binders so haven’t created one myself but decided to peruse around and see what everyone came up with and get some great ideas!

    Thx for the free downloads!

    btw-I’m also from Canada, in BC :)

  12. Wow… I keep telling myself that I am ready to get organized, I have everything ready to go binder and all and just cant get it done… you have done a great job, how do you do it?? Maybe if I use your downloads I can do it too!

    PS Im in Canada too (NL)

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