Tuesday, March 27

Home Management Made Simple! Featuring the Lovely {Imprintalish}

Hello again Baxtron{Life} readers!!! I'm pretty excited to be back today and sharing with you something that has made me a new woman! You see, the winter blues hit me hard in February and I have been slowly trying to motivate myself back to where I used to be. The beautiful weather we've been having these last few weeks was a tremendous help, but the main thing that has been keeping me on my toes is my new Home Management Binder that I put together. It has been a lifesaver, I'm not sure how I got anything done without it! Well, maybe that's the point...I didn't!
Meet my Home Management Binder!!!
I started with this beautiful textured turquoise binder (it came with the colorful tabs too!) from the Martha Stewart line, ya I splurged, and buying pretty things always makes me feel better! LOL! I also stocked up on some paper, ink for my printer, some clear page covers and a couple clear pocket dividers too...
...and a 3-hole punch! I can't believe I didn't own one of these-so fun!
The first tab is the most used. It's our go to calender with everything from a to-do list, to meal plans, to kids schedules. I saw this one over at A Bowl Full of Lemons and I find it works well for us right now, we don't really have crazy busy schedules....Once the kids get into school and activities though, I'm sure we'll need to upgrade to a bigger 'system', but right now this one is perfect!
The next tab is equally important to me! My Blogging To Do's!! I had a smaller notebook that I used to keep track of everything in, but as my blog grew, it just wasn't working for me anymore. Now, I can see everything at once, my main calender is on the left, which is where I keep track of when my posts are scheduled. All of my Sponsors are listed at the bottom and I can check them off as I get their Ads. I originally got this idea from The Letter 4, but came up with my own take on it, as I needed a bigger calender and smaller Sponsor section. On the right  side of my binder is where I keep track of everything else...Guest Posts, Giveaways, Ideas…

Oh and, just in case you like them...I made them available so you can download them for FREE!!!! :D

Blog Calender:
https://docs.google.com/open?id=0BxF4se67_X0XcGZQVEZ5eklSUi1BdEpmc215R0F4dw

Blog To Do List:
The next tab is where I keep track of all the daily cleaning that needs to be done and groceries that are needed. I love these lists that came from Simple Mom and what's really cool is that I covered each page with a clear page cover and now I use it as a dry erase board. So I can check off what I need and then wipe it away!!
The grocery one is here and the cleaning list is here.
And the last tab is where I inserted this handy dandy clear pocket system-for Coupons!!! I labeled a section for Kids, Grocery/Household and Beauty. This may be a little small for some of you Coupon Queens, but again, it's just perfect for me!

Well, that's it! That is how I stay on top of things and make sure my life runs as smoothly as it can with a husband and two very busy little boys! How do you keep organized? Do you have a special system for staying sane? I'd love to hear it...come on over to my blog, Imprintalish and say hi!
Lish

5 comments:

  1. Kristina TorrejonMarch 27, 2012

    great tips! I'm excited to implement some of them! :)

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  2. Great organization.  I have found that I keep a lot of my blog organizing stuff in Google Docs, but It's not as pretty and fun as a colorful binder!  That stuff makes me giddy :)

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  3. wow, i'm super impressed! I love the Martha products too :)

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  4. I have been working on something like this too!

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