How do you keep it all together? All the papers, magazines clippings, ideas for crafts, service contracts and more. I have spent many hours trying to figure it out on my own and finally landed on a few helpful blogs that described how to set up a homekeeping notebook.
Over the past summer I tried to put my own together. Every few weeks I go through my "inbox" where I have tossed all those important loose papers. I end up throwing many of them away and then hole-punch the rest to go into my Family binder. I cut scrapbooking papers to insert inside the plastic covering on a large three-ring binder. Lately I have put a greater importance on making functional items more beautiful. Stickers and scrap papers work wonders.
These sticky divider tabs were fabulous for creating the sections in my binder. Some of the categories I have are: Books, Decorating, Directions,Dreams,Family Meetings, Gardening, Gift Ideas, Goals, House Projects, Medical/Dental, Milestones, Old Info (former addresses, schools, doctors etc...), Prayers, Services, Wisdom, Wishlists, Vacations and there are many more. I found I had so many recipes that I created a hanging file box just for them.
This week my goal was to go through the inbox again and tidy up the binder. It is still evolving but I like knowing that I have a way to contain my random paperwork and ideas in one easily accessible place.
I would love to know about your system for keeping it all together as well. Happy organizing!