Put your brain in a binder .... for an organized home! Whether you call it a household notebook, a home management binder or a homemaking notebook, get great ideas, printables and tips for your household's paper planner.
Papercrafters, alert! Feast your eyes on this printable 2010 calendar planner from blogger Brenda Arnall:
This fresh and pretty printable planner will help you get organized for 2010--and would make a lovely homemade holiday gift. Assembled with a Bind It All craft tool, it's easy to add decorated cover pages for a slim, efficient planner notebook.
WIth half-size pages, crisp digital graphics and extra pages for to-do lists, shopping lists and scrapbooking page planners, these free printable pages will make a sweet treat from your printer!
So you're all thumbs at the "crafty" thing, and wouldn't know a desktop publishing program if it bit you?
Try this free printable weekly schedule from MomAgenda.com. It's designed to give you a taste of their product, but nobody says you can't tuck it into your home management binder for an organized week!
In .pdf format, so you'll need the Adobe Reader to print:
Home management binders aren't just for career homemakers! Designedly Kristy brings the principle to SAHA, or Stay At Home Artists with these free printable Control Journal pages.
Our Inner Artist loves the studio supply inventories and the fresh left-brain/right brain format; the Homemaker Within soundly approves of the no-nonsense home management forms. You'll need Adobe Reader 5.0 or better to print these free forms:
If you're visually oriented, there may be resistance to the idea of a household notebook. Who wants to flip all those pages ... and what happens when you set the mail down on top of your daily schedule?
Clever blogger Jumping On The Bed has an in-your-face solution: a home management whiteboard. Using a large dry erase marker board, she juggles schedules, lists and information right on the wall. Check out her not-notebook solution for better home management!
Inexpensive, stiff-bristled paint brushes--in a variety of widths--are a great addition to the cleaning tote. Use them to dust the tops of books, whisk dirt from baseboards and corners, clean dust from blinds, and remove crumbs from upholstery.