Monday, 4 June 2012

Home Management Folder

I am forward planning already for next year. The paperwork in our house can get out of control it gets piled up on the bench, piled up on the dining table. I get enough paperwork with one child at kinder. Our eldest son will start school next year and our middle son will start 3 year old kinder. So I know the amount of paperwork coming into our home is going to be ridiculous plus all the other paperwork that seems to end up in all different spots of the house. Something had to be done then I thought I have seen lots of fellow bloggers post about Home Management Folders. I could make a Home Management folder to solve my paperwork mess. After searching on Google it seems alot of people use a folder or a some sort of container that holds manilla folders. I wanted to go with the container idea but me being so fussy I couldn't find anything that I liked. So I decided to go with a folder. This way I could design my own front cover. I wanted to incorporate the colours green and brown as these are my living/kitchen colour scheme. I still haven't quite got the hang of Photoshop yet so I did the front cover in Microsoft Word.

Here is the front cover that I designed. You can download it here. Please let me know if the links dont work or the quality isn't great. I can email if somebody does want it.

You can download the spine label here

My Home Management folder

I bought all of my supplies from Officeworks

4d ring binder
Heavy duty page protectors
Extra wide file tabs
Plastic Business card holder

I used my Dymo labeller to label my file tabs. I also got this fantastic idea for storing the business cards from iheartorganizing. You can buy page protectors that are designed just to hold business cards genius idea Jen. Then I decided what I wanted to keep in my folder.

My label dividers are:
  • Action - Forms to be filled out, anything that needs to be followed up
  • Bills - to be paid
  • Kinder - newsletters
  • School - Newsletters etc
  • Blog Ideas - Printable where I can write blog ideas that I have
  • Medical - Referrals, repeat prescriptions
  • Meal Plan - Planner and shopping list....I am just starting meal planning
  • Business Cards - Somewhere for all those loose business cards to live
  • Maybe Someday - Recipes to try, magazine articles to read
  • Budget - Our household budget

File tab labels....sorry it's not the best photo its hard trying to take
photos of documents etc any tips??

I created some printables after creating the front page. The printables that I created are:

  • Menu Planner & Shopping List
  • To do list
  • Blog Ideas
  • Blog link parties list

I will posting links to these printables over the next few weeks.

Do you have a home management folder or container that you would like to share??


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