Do you use a household binder ?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
10454 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Weetzie:  I’m interested by the idea.  My sister recieved one from the previous homeowners will all the manuals for the appliances.

What sort of stuff would you include in it?

Post # 5
10384 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

No. My whole life is digital – I don’t like paper cluttering everything up!

Most manufacturers actually DO have digital versions of manuals online. No need to keep 99% of those. The only things we keep hard copies of are birth certificates, social security cards and things that need a wet signature etc. It’s a lot easier to keep that stuff secure when it isn’t a large mass of paperwork that’s super obvious.


Post # 6
10748 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2014

No. If you’re talking about appliance manuals, we just stuff them all in the highest kitchen cabinet that we never use for anything else. 

Post # 7
673 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@Weetzie:  I am thinking about making one. One section to have information regarding appliances (receipts, maintanence/repair log, warranty information, etc – but not the manuals); another section with a to-do list and to outline projects for the house (parts lists and plans for do-it-ourself projects, quotes for contracted projects, etc). I am very tech savvy and love keeping everything on my computer, but for some things its nice to have a hard copy to flip through real quick

Post # 9
4893 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Sort of. It’s not a binder but a “homeowners book” my parents gave me when I bought the house. It has sections to keep track of important info…home service numbers, contracts, paint colors I’ve used, etc.

Post # 10
1632 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We have a drawer, with three ziplock bags in it. One for reciepts, one for house reciepts, and one for manuals….& everything else just gets thrown in there. Plus I have a to-do list on the fridge with A TON of stuff crossed off…(GO ME)!….Its easy to just throw everything in a drawer and nothing gets lost. Everyone knows that anything house related is in the “Important paper drawer.” All quotes, Insurance policy info, paint swatches, business cards….everything is in there. If we change the air filter theres a permanent marker in there so I can scrible the date on it and know when to change it. =) I <3 being a homeowner, and having this drawer has kept me sane. Plus its easier then digging for a binder, finding the right spot, putting in the dividers. I’d end up losing everything cuz it would never make it all the way to the binder.

Post # 11
1822 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall

A binder is not nearly big ebough for the kind of paperwork I keep! I have a filing cabinet used for everything. EVERYTHING! Appliance manuals, banking, employer paperwork, car maintenance, insurance, medical paperwork, past utility bills/contracts, pay stubs from every job either of us has had, student loan stuff, receipts, coupons…. and so much more. I need to recategorize some files, but everything I could possibly need is in there somewhere!

Post # 12
1418 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Paradise Gardens

No, but I need to! And I beter asap before all our paper work gets out of hand.

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