Thursday, August 4, 2011

Home Management Notebook

A couple of weeks ago Erin posted a home organization notebook. I have seen a few of these floating around pinterest and have been planning to make something like this for awhile. The ideas I had really weren't near as productive as this one little notebook, though. It has really been such a life saver! I know that sounds silly, but it really is wonderful. And you should make one. I already had a few of my printables saved from when I first started to get organized, so I am not sure where they all came from. But a lot of them I found through good old fashioned googling. Then when Erin posted her notebook she had a TON of printable sites to go a long with it.

I'm cheap, so I didn't want to buy a new binder. And I couldn't find one I liked. I'm still on the lookout for something I love, but I did want to make it look pretty and not just like the rest of my binders from school!

My first page is a weekly planner. All I have on here is my cleaning schedule, simple to do lists and specific prayer requests I want to focus on for the week. I actually have had this printable on my fridge for awhile, but I have used it differently than I am in the notebook. I love it because of the verse along the bottom and the prayer spot. I believe I got this from Jones Design Company.

This page breaks down cleaning weekly by room and also has daily and monthly tasks on it. I love this page.

My first tab is the "Niki" tab. Last week my trainer wrote a blog post about needing to keep track of your workouts. So I found this printable and have just begun using it. This tab also has my Junior League info!

The next tab is my "Food" tab. I have used this particular meal planner for a few months, too. Megan wrote about meal planning months back and linked to this printable. I love this. Also, I didn't have a grocery list this week because my mom randomly called and said she wanted to take me grocery shopping and I hadn't had time to meal plan.Yea, that's an unexpected blessing. :)

This tab also has some of my favorite recipes printed off in it. I also have a recipe binder. I put just a few of the recipes I make frequently in here.

The next tab is the finance tab. I added our budget and the bill paying schedule.

My fourth tab is home/auto.

The last tab is our CALL tab. It is housing all of our foster information. Like our fingerprinting info. :) I don't think most people are excited to go get fingerprinted, but when I got this email I was so excited to have another step to move on to!

I've also got our CALL folder in the back full of our paperwork yet to be done. I have a separate file for everything already completed.

I can see that I will definitely be adding to this as the time goes on, but for now these 5 simple tabs are perfect for our family! I am going to get a few pocket tabs for coupons and bills. Now go make your own and link up over at Blue Eyed Bride!


  1. I love your front cover! I need to make one like that immediately!

  2. I love your notebook! Especially your cover, so cute and personal :)

  3. Stopping by from Blue Eyed Bride to get inspiration for my own binder in the works! You have a great system! Thanks for the inspiration. :) ~Bri~