Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday- Home Management Binder

I have been working on this for a while so it really is a TACKLE!

This is my Home Management Binder. Very similar to FlyLady’s Control Journal but I wanted a more positive sounding name. I’ve just started really using the binder but I’m hoping that it will really help me to become more organized and make better use of my time. I’m doing three Bible Studies right now and trying to find some type of work to do from home so becoming organized is a BIG priority right now.

Here are some pictures (sorry they aren’t the best quality) and a description:

Home Management Binder- cover page

Encouragement and Inspiration: here I have Bible verses and quotes to help me through those tough days- how what am I saying- to help me through everyday!!

Routines- this section has my personal morning/afternoon/evening routines and then my daily routines for what needs to be done in the house.
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Zones- this is where I get down to the nitty gritty! Here I have listed the detailed cleaning for each room in the house. (the pictures ended up out of order- sorry)
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Menus- you’ll notice this is blank! Didn’t fill it out yet!
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Important Information- I didn’t take pictures of these pages because they have a lot of personal information on them. But the pages include- emergency numbers, doctors phone numbers, insurance information (health, auto, home), utility company phone numbers and account numbers, and a Babysitter Information page that includes directions to our house (in case they ever have to give directions over the phone), our emergency contacts, and neighbors phone numbers.

That’s pretty much it. But boy I can already tell that it’s going to be a life saver!

Want to see what others are tackling? Head on over to 5 Minutes for Moms!


Carol said...

Nice job!
I love looking at other folks' HMB's!

Those little froggys are so cute! I bet they make you smile every time you look at the page. :)

Amy said...

Looks great! I've made one, but I've never really gotten into the habit of using it daily.

Gray Matters said...

Holy Cow! Now that is what I call organized. Great Job. It will be nice to follow-up to see if you find any adjustments you want to make.

Daisy said...

Nice job! I started one a while ago. I think you just motivated me to finish it!

Lynne said...

WOW!! That's all I can say, I'm very impressed! :-D

Melanie said...

I love it! Nice job.

Come check out my first Tackle it Tuesday!

Katrina said...

Great job, Beth! This is one of those things that's been on my to-do list forever, but I never seem to get around to doing.

Courtney said...

Great job! My control journal never got looked at/used, so I went to just having to list everything by day (like a huge checklist each day), because I found I wasn't following my routines and other tasks. And that day's sheet goes on the frig. I'm trying it that way instead, seeing if I can follow it finally. lol

We put in bunk beds for our tackle this week :)

Niki said...

Looks great! My HMB is nearly finished so that's a tackle for next week maybe but I love it. Hope it works for you

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

Wow--good job!

I was wondering how your Bible reading plan was going.

Heather said...

That looks great! My Flylady control journal is still half-finished. Never got the hang of how to really use it, but it does include my kids' medical history, so that's been helpful. ;o)

Great job!

corrin said...

Wow. That's as lot of busy work. I just do everything as it comes.

Proverbs31 said...

Awesome! I have something similar... Only I never really finished putting it together.. All those personal info pages with important phone numbers and family members addresses, etc?? Yeah. Still not in there. :)

Great Job!

Proverbs31 said...

Oh, by the way, I call mine a "Home Management Binder" also. :)