I used to have to work 80-120 hours a WEEK because I could just never organize my life. As a single mom, I spin a LOT of plates. But I started creating binders when binders weren’t even a thing, and they seriously just changed my life forever!
Now I’m so organized (I only have to work part-time now because I’m so laser focused). I literally have a binder for everything in my shop and today, you can buy my super popular household binder!
If you’re an organization freak like me who just loves having everything all nice and tidy in one spot, this household binder printables set is for you!
The organization binder printables will organize your life in an incredible way, making sure that you can find and get to your most important information quickly. Because who doesn’t hate paper clutter? And paper clutter seems to be the #1 monster in so many homes.
This home management binder is one great way to tame your clutter. Just grab some baseball card sleeves to store your debit cards, SSN cards or coupons and print out the sheets you need to organize your life!
There are different size spine templates to fit whatever binder size you have on hand…no need to go out and buy another binder. Just use one you already have and you’re good to go.
If you do need a binder, here are the appropriate ones on Amazon:
Being a girl who loves to print printables all day, every day, I need a printer that won’t cost me a fortune. I literally change my ink once every 2-3 months, not kidding. I’ve been through a LOT of printers and this one is, by far, my absolute favorite.
It has print, scan, fax, copy, and web features. I haven’t used the fax or web portion of it, but for everything else, it does an amazing job for sure!
For paper, I use regular copy paper, however, sometimes I’ll use the thicker cardstock-y paper. Sometimes they have it on Amazon, sometimes not, but it’s the best brand and I only use that one.
It lasts me a super long time, as I still have 1 3/4 packs left and I last bought it 2 years ago!
For dividers, I actually just use the cardstock-y paper above and put little tabs on the sides. I feel like this is the absolute cheapest way to go and I can customize it how I want.
For a hole punch, I use and love this one (the light turns green so you know you’re lined up properly!)
What Do You Put In A Household Binder?
A household binder should contain categories, sections, and content that matches YOUR exact needs for running a streamlined home. You don’t need to include certain information or categories just because it’s generally what you’d find in a household binder. You want to make it all unique to you. It’s a guide to help your run your home smoothly without the chaos, so it should only contain what you personally need to achieve that. Some ideas for categories you may want to include are: finance, cleaning, goals, meal planning, contacts, children, family, and health.
Be mindful of getting the balance right of how much information you really need to include. If there’s too much unnecessary information then it just becomes overwhelming and hinders the management of your home (plus, you won’t wanna use it; it’ll overwhelm you), and if it hasn’t got enough information then it isn’t going to do it’s job of helping you! It’s a balance.
What Is A Household Binder?
A household binder is a structured and organized way to store all the details and information for your household in the one handy spot. You can have categories for each of the areas that go towards managing and maintaining a well run home, so that you can view any important information and the necessary tasks for each area. If someone needed to step in a help your household for a while, it’d be the go to place to quickly understand what it takes to keep your home running smoothly. It’s essentially your manual for a calm and chaos-free home and family life.
How Do I Make a Household Binder?
If you want to really organize your life so that it’s not spinning and crazy all over the place, here’s what you’ll need!
Naturally, the first thing you’ll need is a binder to house all your content. Next, you’ll need paper to write and organize your information into categories (dividers are all included in my Household Binder, so not to worry! You don’t NEED sheet protectors but they are a great investment to keep your papers safe and it also makes it easier to flick through the binder, so I’d highly recommend.
If you would like a gorgeous ready made household binder with everything you need to manage your home like a boss, my Household Binder here is the perfect solution!
Why Have A Home Binder?
A home binder is the perfect way to collate all important information and tasks into categories to keep your home and family life running like clockwork. It’s a handy place to keep all your household details, tasks, and goals in one place, so everything you need is at your fingertips. Home binders are especially important to have in times of emergency when you need to reference information quickly. As a single mom, I use my household binder weekly to get through life and keep everything systematized and calm. 🙂
Check out the video below of what categories are included…
Sections in this home binder system include:
- 4 pages of decorative spines from 1 to 4 inches
- Books to Read
- Movies to Watch
- Household Projects
- Password Log
- Vehicle Maintenance Log
- To Do List
- Vehicle Maintenance Log (part 2)
- Utility Phone Numbers (2 pages)
- Debt Payment Tracker
- Bill Payment Tracker
- Holiday Gift Tracker
- Emergency Contacts
- Girl’s Chore Chart
- Boy’s Chore Chart
- Child Information
- Babysitter Information
- Kid’s Reading Log
- Kid’s Bucks Prizes (6 pages)
- School Activities Calendar
- School Classes and Teacher Information
- School Information and Contacts
- School Information
- School Planner
- School District Suggested Supply List (2 pages)
- To Do List
- Cleaning Supply Shopping List
- Cleaning Supplies Inventory
- Cleaning Supplies Review
- Yearly Cleaning Calendar
- Family Chore Chart
- Seasonal Cleaning Checklist
- Monthly Cleaning Schedule
- Laundry Symbols Guide
- Cleaning Tracker
- Bathrooms Cleaning Checklist
- Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
- Bedrooms Cleaning Checklist
- Living Room Cleaning Checklist
- Closet Cleaning Checklist
- Laundry Room Cleaning Checklist
- Outside Cleaning Checklist
- Dining Room Cleaning Checklist
- Entryway and Porch Cleaning Checklist
- Weekly Cleaning Checklist (2 pages)
- 30 Day Declutter Challenge (2 pages)
- Spring Cleaning Checklist (2 pages)
- Kitchen Cleaning Checklist
- Laundry Stickers
- Cleaning Checklist (2 pages room by room)
- Deep cleaning checklist (2 pages)
- How to Organize Your Garage on a Budget
- Emergency Contacts
- Contacts Information
- Our Favorite Take-Out Places
- Family Emergency Plan
- Weekly Goals
- Monthly Goals (2 pages)
- Yearly Goals
- Emergency Contact Information
- Medical Information
- Bible Verses (2 pages)
- Motivational Quotes (2 pages)
- Bible Reading Plan (2 pages)
- Recipe Cards (5 pages)
- Food Diary
- Weekly Meal Plan
- Grocery List
- Freezer Inventory List
- Fridge Inventory List
- Pantry Inventory List
- Anniversaries and Birthdays
- Important Dates
- Party Planner
- Party Planner Schedule
- Guest List
- To Do List
My Favorite Pages
It’s kind of hard to choose my favorite pages of these home binder printables because they are all helpful, but I do have a few. 🙂
I really like having a printable to keep track of books I want to read and movies I want to see. I love reading, and am always hearing of books I think I really would want to read, but if I don’t write it down, I’ll forget all about it. It’s the same way with movies. Writing things down helps to reduce some of the constant brain clutter!
The yearly cleaning list is extremely helpful for reminding me of those things that need to be done regularly, like changing the furnace filter or cleaning out the gutters. All those things that help our homes run more efficiently, but can be easy to forget without a checklist.
Having a family chore chart is another necessity! Am I right!? We certainly can’t do it all as parents, and we need to teach and train our children how to do things because one day they will be out on their own.
The cleaning checklists for each room help my kids and me, remember all the items to tackle in each room as we’re cleaning, so nothing gets overlooked. I love these worksheets!
The 30 day declutter list is a wonderful way to get a quick jumpstart on reducing clutter and simplifying things around the house. It’s hard to imagine how much better your home can look and feel in just a month’s time.
The contact sheets may very well be one of the most important sections of the binder! When there’s an emergency, you certainly don’t want to be floundering about for numbers. And if you’re on the other end of the situation, you want to be reached quickly and efficiently to know what’s going on!
Along those same lines as having emergency numbers ready, is have a family emergency plan ready to go. Unfortunately, many people don’t even think about this until it’s too late, and they’re in a situation where they desperately wished they had been prepared.
Do you realize how much having goals can change the direction of your life? I’ve heard it said, that if you don’t aim for anything, you’ll hit it every time. Unfortunately, that’s so true. Just think how much more you could get done in a week, a month or year, just by having a list and working towards it. Even if you get derailed at times, you’ll still probably make loads more progress than you would have without having specific goals and aiming for them!
Medical information is another item that’s super important to track, whether it’s when you saw a doctor, who you saw, what they said, what medication they prescribed, any allergic reactions you had, etc…
The Bible is where I go to find encouragement and wisdom. That’s why having some of my favorite Bible verses together in the inspirational section is so valuable. When I’m struggling with something or need to be reminded of God’s love, that’s such an essential!
- Meal Planning
Even though having a weekly meal plan takes a little time upfront, it ends up saving SO MUCH TIME during the week when things can get a little crazy. I always know what’s for dinner and that I have the groceries on hand to prepare it!
Also, the freezer inventory list is super helpful because who wants to go digging around in the back or bottom of the freezer just to see what’s available?
- Special Events
I love giving gifts, so for me, the anniversaries and birthdays printable is a must-have! I can easily glance at it to remind myself of any upcoming important dates that I cannot forget! 🙂
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So there you go! Get yourself more organized than you thought possible! Get your Household Binder here!