Wednesday, November 14, 2012

home management binder {makeover}

I made a home management binder last year as like a trial run. {check out my original home management binder series here} And I have been using it fairly consistently since then. It has been working pretty well. I used documents that I had found from other bloggers, some from blogs I follow and some I found on pinterest. I even had have an entire board dedicated completely to home management binders {check it out here}. I did some serious research.
In the meantime, I worked diligently to recreate my own home management binder documents. I still used the inspiration from my original documents, but tweaked them to fit my needs and style. Those documents are now available in my different combinations in our etsy store. {I posted about them here}

Since I had created all of these documents to my own taste and needs, I figured that it was time for me to give my home management binder a make-over. and turn it into my "own" home management binder.

So I think some nice before and after photos are in order. Everyone loves a good before and after. (I don't mean that the original documents aren't good, because they are great- I just wanted to make my own- I'm a little OCD like that)

Here's my binder, that will remain the same. It's still nice and clean and I still like it, so it stays. Plus it goes with my other binders. It makes me happy when things are coordinated.

Here is the title page that I was using. compliments of Jen at I heart organizing. It was a free printable at the time, I'm not sure if it is still available for free.


I also made my own simple cover page, two styles actually, that I offered for free, and it is still available on our free printables page.

In the spirit of being cohesive. I made a new title page and matching section titles to adorn my newly redone hmb.
I scored the template from a teaching blog- A year of  many firsts. They are absolutely adorable and of course, free. They make me a little bit giddy :) I know I can't be the only one, right?

Here they are:

clearly, the cover page.

and the section covers

I decided to add grocery and meal planning. Right now my work out and menu are in my calendar section and I thought they should have their own section. 

They are ready now ready to print and pop into page protectors.

Up next: Calendar and Planning 

1 comment:

  1. So, you added grocery and meal planning on the list? Wow, that’s quite organized! And amazing, if you could managed to follow through your set schedule. Anyway, I hope your binder for most important documents such as birth certificates, passports and tax returns, is another thing and kept somewhere in the safest spot in your home.

    Ruby Badcoe @ Williams Data Management