Life as a homemaker can be a lot. Trying to remember things and striving to stay organized can be taxing. What you need is a homemaking binder, something to keep track of everything for you so that you don’t have to.
I can’t believe it has taken me this long to find out about a homemaking binder! Once I made mine, I was hooked! It is so nice to have a place to write all the little things that my mind has to keep track of.
It’s also been helpful when I am trying to make my routines better. Since they are written down here in my homemaking binder, they are easy to make adjustments to and keep track of what needs to change so that we can continue to flourish.
The thing that I love my binder for the most though is keeping track of our favorite meals and what we ate seasonally. I find myself wondering what I made for my family last time we went through this season so it’s really nice to have it written down somewhere.
What is a homemaking binder?
A homemaking binder is a binder for homemakers to organize everything that they have to keep track of. It can include anything you want really, but I use it to keep track of…
It also has a personal section where I dump all my random things like what settings I use to cut my toddlers hair and what shade of makeup I buy.
There are really so many random things that our brains have to keep track of and it’s nice to finally get some of it out and on paper so that we don’t have to keep trying to remember it all. I joke that my homemaking binder is my second brain. It’s that useful!
How to make a homemaking binder
To make a homemaking binder you will need to gather a few things.
You will need…
- A Cute 3 Ring Binder
- 1 or 2 Packs of Paper
I just stuck my tabs on the loose paper, but there really needs to be something sturdier to divide the sections. Still working on this one, but I am thinking of getting some kind of cardstock and punching holes into it or I might just use these cute ones and add the tabs to it.
You don’t have to do this right away though. You can definitely get everything all set up without it.
There are a lot of cute tabs at Walmart so have fun the next time you go shopping and pick out some that you really like!
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What to include
The next thing you need to do is make a list of the categories you want to include. Take a few moments and jot them down somewhere. You can always add more or change them later if you write them in pencil.
Life is ever changing and your homemaking binder should change with it. Keep it simple and don’t overthink it.
- Housekeeping – Routines, Meal Ideas
- Projects – Hobbies, DIY Ideas (for around the house)
Some of them have subcategories now, but I didn’t add them right away.
What other Homemakers put in their Binders
If you need some inspiration, check out what these homemakers put in their binders.
A lot of them have free printables for your homemaking binder, too! Some of them include a cute cover for your binder or you could also create and print one out on Canva.
How to Assemble your Homemaking Binder
- Add paper. Remove the paper from the plastic that it is sold in and add it to the three ring binder.
- Label and add tabs. Add a few tabs to your dividers or directly to a piece of paper. You might want to add the first one at the top of the side of the page, the next one in the middle of the next page, and the third on the bottom with the next tab added to the top of the next page. Spacing it out this way will help you be able to see the tabs better.
- Fill it out. Start filling out your binder with a few things, but don’t worry. If you love your homemaking binder as much as I do, then it will get filled out and full practically on its own.
It’s about time that my brain had a storage unit! There are a million different little things that I try to keep track off. It was very overwhelming until I made myself a homemaking binder. It is such a relief to have somewhere to write it all down!
If you are committed to homemaking, then friend, you need one of these, especially if you are a paper over digital type of person. A homemaking binder will change your life and help you stay organized!
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