Ok, a little about me. I had my tax meeting last week, so, the week before, I was a little crazy knowing that I had to get ready for it. I cleaned my fridge, I made little mason jar Easter baskets, and even a Spring egg picture. I organized my binders and even really cleaned my kids bathroom. I guess I was a little nervous and thought my numbers were in the fridge, kids bathroom cabinet, etc........ The one good thing I did was organize my binders and get my calendar in good working order. So here it is. Oh, my numbers were not in my fridge, I finally had sit down and put it together. I am so glad it is done........ Now on to more fun things.
I had to get a new calendar this year. I used to have the giant magnet one with a whiteboard, a strip of cork and then the calendar that hooked in. It was hunter green and about 15 years old.
This one I like. It has a lines for all the kids. I put every one's name and then their schedule. We are all color coded too. I am turquoise blue (yeah I love blue).
It also had this really cool weekly whiteboard in it. I put my weekly cleaning schedule up to keep me on track. The bottom part I put my two youngest kids chores on it.
I really like the names. I only had to write it once. The only problem I have is keeping my pens. They always walk off.
Well here they are, aren't they pretty? I love binders. I have always loved binders. Back in my previous life, before kids and daycare, I worked. I worked for the Vice President of Finance of a property management company. I was his Administrative Assistant. We had tax audits now and then and I helped out on one project. I took his list of information needed, organized it into categories, made a table of contents and filled it up for him. That is how I earned the name "Binder Queen" and was asked for, by name, by all the tax people from there on out. I have always kept things in a binder. It makes it easy to retrieve and purge when needed. There was a time when I was very active in church and I had 12 binders going at once. I really felt in power -- ha ha.
This is my address book. It used to be included in my Busy Book. But, I like it on it's own. I really use it for all sorts of things.
These are self explanatory. I have all emergency numbers and my address/cross roads etc. I have all of that just in case a babysitter is here or the kids are so freaked out they can't remember. I also have my husband's, our aunt's, and neighbor's phone numbers on this one. All my forms came from Organized Home Printables
If I look it up, I write it down. I have Wal-mart, Target etc.
I keep this information in the front of my address book.
I have this filed under Restaurants.
This is right behind it holding our take-out menus.
I put all information needed for that family. How many kids, kids names, birthday's, even pet information if needed.
Each one of my children get their own page. I have coaches, friends, schools, place of employment, etc. on this and filed under their first name. If I ever need to find them, I have all the numbers I can think of right here. I even have their current photo.
This is my newest and funnest. My project book. I can see this one taking off. It is small right now, but, it's growing daily.
I am goofing around with a few forms of my own. Blog ideas.
My current challenges.
Pictures of things I would like to do.
I even put the kids chores in here. I wrote things down so I didn't have to tell them every night. I used to just say clean kitchen. They would look at me strangely because they didn't know what that was. So, I wrote down item for item to help them out. They really don't have to look at it anymore, but, every once in a while they need a refresher.
I love this table (Country Living). I also want to start a section for home improvements and re-decorating. That's it for projects.
This is my Daycare Book. I used a post-it pocket on the front as my deposit pocket. I hold all payment checks to be deposited, a small calculator and the deposit slips.
I keep my own phone directory for all my kids. I have emergency numbers, Dr., and dentist numbers in here.
I have handbooks, good job certificates and one set of permission slips. I also keep a copy of the phone directory and permission slips in my car.
This is the most important part of my planing day. Just like I plan my families meals, I plan everything for my daycare week. I do all my shopping on Sunday afternoon and get all craft supplies ready for the week. I make sure I have enough diapers, and extra clothing so I can let them know before the end of the week. I like to give them the weekend to get my supplies.
I keep a copy of our school calendar.
Most important - my payment log.
If you have things ready and organized, your business runs so much smoother.
This Binder holds all my Food Network Recipes. I am a Junkie.....
Nothing too special, just another recipe book. But I think it is cute -- ha ha.
This is my baby, my Busy Book. It is in a small binder now. I think it's easier to take with me.
This is a repeat of emergency numbers.
Place for cards.
My schedule am and pm.
Birthday list (it's upside down).
Daily Docket from Simple Mom's Pocket Docket
A section for my goals.
That's my Busy Book and you have already taken a look at my Coupon/Meal Planning Book.
They all go here in my cabinet near my mail center. I also keep what cookbooks I need for that week.
This cool basket is from Savers to hold odds and ends.
That's it. Next week I will show you my bill paying and filing system. I should be catching up now.
Thanks for peeking in.
Queen of the Binder's