If you know me at all you know you know I am always studying organization and then implementing it into my life if I think it will work for me. Some things work, some things don't.
I have been wanting a very detailed home binder system for a while and have given myself actual "office hours" each week to work on this project. I decided to break every category that involves paper work into binders.
This week I made labels and got the binders together. I am working on adding printables for the info we need to keep. Let me just say that opposed to having to pull a file to see when a car last had brakes done, I loved just pulling the file and flipping to that car to see the repair work we had done. It is time consuming to get it all together but I think I have finally found a system that works for my UNORGANIZED brain.
Here is another tip all my own. We have a lot of birthdays, parties, gatherings here and I like to pick things up over the weeks proceeding and keeping it together for party organization. Instead of having those items tucked here and there I now have what I call the "party basket." This measures about 12x14 inches and I keep it in the service porch.
We are having a Sundae bar for my daughter's birthday this weekend so as I have picked up toppings, candles, whatever, I drop it in the basket that I keep in the service porch/pantry. The day of the party I just pull the basket out.
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