In the last couple of weeks, I blogged several posts about homemaking and suggested the use of a homemaking binder to store everything in. Today, I am offering front and back covers for the binder. This is not a sponsored post, and I am not being compensated in any way. I shop at Staples, because it is the only office supply box store in my area.
|Our Homemaking Binder Covers|
Ways to Create a Homemaking Binder Using the Cover
I recommend copying the covers onto cardstock or other heavy-weight printing paper.
- Laminate the covers and punch to use with discs.
- Use a binder with clear plastic sleeves on the outside and slide the sheets in for the cover.
- Use any kind of disc-bound or regular binder, punch and insert into the binder, putting the homemaking forms in between the front and back printed covers.
- The back cover can be reprinted to use as section dividers, if desired, using cardstock and positionable tabs
- Use other dividers to separate the sections, either created or purchased.
Recommended Tabs and Order
I put the contact and insurance information forms due to their importance; however, they could be kept at the back of the binder, because they may not be used as often as the other forms.
- Contact and Emergency Contact Forms
- Insurance Information Form
- Print the Comprehensive Housekeeping Lists (CHL) to use as a guide to create personal housekeeping lists
- Keep a copy of the CBL in the binder for future reference
- Menu and Grocery Lists
- I recommend placing a Grocery List after each Menu Planner so the list can be made at the same time the menu is created.
- Grocery items can be added to the list as needed.
- Add a zip pouch to keep coupons matching the grocery list.
- Bring grocery list and zip pouch to the store.
- Menus can be saved for future repetition of a week or help to create new menus.
- Food Record
- Should be separate from the Menu and Grocery Lists, because these sheets will stay in the binder for future reference.
- Budget - Money-related forms can be put in a separate binder
- Print the Comprehensive Budget Worksheet (CBW) to use as a guide to create a personal budget.
- Keep a copy of the CBW in the binder to create future budgets as financial circumstances change.
- Add a pocket page to collect bills needing to be paid.
- Consider adding three-column journal pages for record keeping.
- Add sheet protectors for receipts.
I hope this information is useful for creating a personal or family homemaking binder. Please let me know if there is further information needed or desired.