Post # 1
I’ve been reading alot on organizing blogs about household binders. I think they are a great idea, but I’m wondering how practical they really are. I used a binder for my wedding planning and it helped more than using an app on my iPad – something about manually crossing off an item on my todo list was extremely satisfying!
If you do use one has it helped you? What printables did you purchase or download and from what blog/website did you get them from?
Post # 3
@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 # 4
@AB Bride: me too! They include things like weekly/monthly calendars and to do lists, cleaning logs and checklists, home and auto maintentence, finance and budget, important contacts – basically just a ton of worksheets to keep your life and home organized. I know all that stuff can be computerized, but I like the idea of keeping it all together with things that can’t (like manuals, birth certificates, ect). I actually just went out and picked up ink and a binder! I’m going to try some free printables and see if I like it before commiting to a personalized paid set. Search ‘household binder’ on etsy or pintrest and there are a ton of them 🙂
Post # 5
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
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
@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
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Post # 9
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
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
- 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
- Wedding: May 2014 - Paradise Gardens
No, but I need to! And I beter asap before all our paper work gets out of hand.