If you’re just starting to use an organization system, do not get overwhelmed! This video is just to give you an idea of what I do, but the key to staying organized is finding a system that works for you.
[UPDATE: I use this binder to manage our household and homeschool,
but I now use my Joyful Life Planner to set goals and plan my week.
Click here to see what’s inside!]
Here is a detailed list of each of the sections of my binder and what they contain:
Click the colored links to read more about a planner page or to print it.
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I use colored plastic dividers with pockets on both sides in these sections:
Immediate Paperwork: Papers (other than bills) and correspondence that needs to be dealt with ASAP;
Big Picture: Goal Planner with long term goals, Calendars (One Year Planner with birthdays, One Year Planner with seasonal activities like storing winter clothes, swimsuit shopping, spring cleaning) and Schedules (gym class schedules, etc.);
Food: Copies of my Weekly Meal Planner, my grocery list, a list of meals to help me with meal planning;
(I post the grocery list and meal planner on my fridge so I can see at a glance what’s for dinner and I can add items to the grocery list when we are about to run out of them.)
House: Home Project List, important contacts for house related items like warranties, leases, etc.;
To Do: Long Term Projects and the papers associated with them;
Parenting: This section contains personality tests for each of my children (read more here), important medical information, passwords for my childrens’ online accounts and ideas of things to do with each of them;
To see all of The Peaceful Mom Printable Planners, click here and scroll to the middle of the page.