What is a home binder?
I am an avid user of a home binder. I started using one when I realised I had no schedule for cleaning our home. Certain things would just get left undone and suddenly we’d realise we hadn’t done it in FOREVER. I then ended up adding a weekly food planner and shopping list when I wanted to get a better hold of our finances. I wanted to know what and when we were eating certain things so that I could stop throwing food away and stop spending money on random stuff at the supermarket because I was hungry shopping.
Then I started Pom Pom Paints, and a counselling course, and suddenly I needed a daily to-do list and reminders and I couldn’t remember anything unless I had somewhere to write it down. So having a binder that we kept at home that I filled with stuff proved to be incredibly useful. For a long time, I’ve been quietly making my own little printables and using them, but never putting in the effort to make them pretty, or to make sure they include everything I need. But recently, I’ve done just that, and I want to share it with you guys!
A lot of the printable planners I’ve downloaded are built around having kids and keeping a home. As a small business owner with a job on the side, a counsellor in training and somebody who doesn’t have any kids, I needed something a little bit more me, so I made it! That’s why I’ve included things like a mental health tracker – because keeping an eye on how I’m doing mentally is really important to me.
What’s included in the planner?
I wanted to put together a planner that I could print off and put into my binder that would include pretty much everything I need.
- Daily Agenda – your priorities, schedule, a quick checklist and a water intake tracker
- Weekly Agenda – Including your main goals as well as your main focus for each day
- Basic info – Things you need to hand such as your wifi password, spouse’s phone number, etc.
- Important dates and birthdays
- Mood Tracker – A colour coded undated calendar to track your mood patterns, and understand what affects them
- Social Media Planner – Perfect for checking off and planning where to post what each week, with space to note your ma
in goals for the week (eg. what to promote)
- Weekly Menu – With space for a shopping list so that you know what you need to pick up for the week
- Cleaning Schedule – A daily, weekly and monthly checklist to keep an eye on what you’ve done and what still needs doing
- Contacts – To note peoples addresses, ages, emails and numbers all in one space.
- Expenses Tracker – A simple way to note expenses and their details as you go through the month. Attaching receipts
- can really help you through tax season, too!
- Medical Info – Things like your GP’s name (I can’t be the only one who forgets mine!) and surgery address, your blood type, allergies and medications inc. dosage
It’s a fairly comprehensive printable, and it includes all the information I need in one place. I’m finding it useful, and if you think you would find it useful, too, just sign up below to receive your free copy!
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