Setting Up A Home Management Binder + Free Printable Sheets

Now that school is back in session it is the perfect time to begin putting together a Home Management Binder. Your binder doesn’t have to be fancy in fact I started out with a .35¢ notebook from the Goodwill.

After you have a notebook, decided what you will use your binder to keep organized. I use my binder for chores, home school, budgeting, schedules  meal planning and hobbies.

Here are some possible uses for your  Home Management Binder:
  • Your house keeping schedule
  • Your daily schedule
  • Your children’s schedule
  • Your husbands schedule
  • Your blogging schedule
  • Meal menus and recipes
  • Medical recorders
  • Printable sheet related to your hobbies
  • School schedules
  • Birthday information
  • Telephone numbers and adresses
  • Family rules
  • To do list
  • A list of your children’s friends with their phone number, parents’ names and addresses.

Now it’s time to fill it with home management sheets such as calendars, planner pages, checklists, and inventory forms.

FREE Printable Home Management Binder Resources:

Once you have a few sheets it’s time to figure out how you want your section organized. I personally like my calendar in the front. In the next section is my home keeping sheets  and the next is my home school planners. I have had to rearrange my sections several times in the beginning before finding a  placement that worked for me.

One thing that I’ve learned is if you make your binder too heavy to transport, you will be less likely to use it. Make your binder lightweight and it will be a very useful tool for managing your home.

What are some tips you’d give to someone just starting out using a home management binder?

6 comments

  1. Telmahury says:

    Hi there, I’ve just discovered this section of your wonderful website :) I was wondering if you made your family rules list printable? I read on another post that you would, but I can’t find it.
    Thank you and God Bless!

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  2. Rena says:

    Mine has taken a lot of time to become what I needed it to be. I have restructured it more then one time. But now as it is finally coming together, I can honestly say it really is a God send.

    I still have a few odds and ends to print off and add, mainly cosmetic and cutesy. But I adore it.

    I hope to finish up my series on my blog that I started back at the beginning of my pregnancy, now that I have my second wind.

    My biggest piece of advice, do not get bogged down with the way others have done theirs, rather use it asa guide to evaluate what you think you need. If I put everything in my binder that I ever saw in those of others, I would have a 30 binder system. Do what is right for you and needed in your life.

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  3. Linda says:

    I would be lost without my home-making binder. I use a 3 section notebook.I put down what medicines I take on any particular day and the time I took it.That way I don’t have to try to remember when my next dose is due.

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Linda,

    I like that you’ve found a style that work for you. Each persons binder should be unique to their needs. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Crystal says:

    Now is definitely a great time to start putting together a binder with all the back to school sales! I’ve been working on actually putting mine together. I have some forms that I’ve been using for a while, but I haven’t had everything all in one place before.

    I love the variety of things available at Donna Young’s site, and I’m working on making a couple of my own sheets that I hope to be able to share in the near future.

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    The Proverbs Wife Reply:

    @Crystal,

    I plan to work on some customized sheet too. Let me know when you have yours posted and I will definitely link to them.

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