Put Your Homemaking Binder Together – Breather {series} 8

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This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Put Your Homemaking Binder Together

Put-Together-Home-BinderIntroductionI did a version of this series a year ago in tandem with a book review I had done on Renee Metzler’s books Total Home Makeover. You can read the review here.

I’ve since updated the series to be a simple primer on putting together your Homemaking Binder for a new and organized 2014.

I’ve added all the forms you’ll need to complete the series here in my free downloads section but if you’re ready to take it a step further and fully outfit your Homemaking Binder you can view my more feminine printables, checklists, forms, and ebooks at Well Kept Binders.


So to help you regain some semblance of order in your home for 2014…



This is Part 8 of Put Your Home and Your Homekeeping Binder together {see above image}.  Today we’re going to talk about organizing what we have so far and improving on it if needed.

So far we’ve worked on our…

Each of these areas in your homemaking binder is designed to help you organize an area of your home.

A Homemaking Binder can be set up any way that makes sense for you and your family. Here is how I like to set itup.

Calendars and Schedules first. This lets me know what my time looks like. What things I have coming up and where I can plan something special.

Next I like to have my Menu Section. After knowing what is going on for the day I can look at what’s to eat and see if I need to thaw or do some prep before dinner that evening.

Then I jump to the Cleaning Section. What day of the week is it? Do I have any cleaning tasks besides the usual daily cleaning chores on the agenda?

The rest of the sections I only look in if I need to. I don’t work on finances daily but once a week and monthly. But it’s helpful to have those records available at a glance.

For the children’s section I don’t keep our homeschooling forms and notes in the Homemaking Binder and my daughter keeps her list of her weekly/daily chores. She likes to leave her list on her school desk and check it each day. She’s a bit of an organizer but posting your child’s

More Tips:

Use your binder each day. Refer to it in the morning as you start your day.

There are more sections in your homemaking planner to come if you’re just starting out to make one with us.

Next time we’ll talk about some of the other forms and checklists you can have in your Homemaking Binder. That will be the final post.

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