Well, something that Works-For-Me is my big BINDER of everything.  I do have the day timer that I use for dates and scheduling.  But this binder holds everything else.  Let's just say that if there was a fire and my family was safe...I may come back after and try to grab my Big Binder. 

You need the biggest binder possible...NO 1 inch or 2 inch...the mega one!  After that you need to buy clear sleeves and dividers. 
 













I have my first divider that states "Phone numbers"...then behind that I put all those school, church, cub scout, soccer team rosters and phone numbers in their individual clear sheet.  My next divider is "Business cards"  (I bought the clear sheets that hold business cards) and I have a ton of cards collected that I need and refer to often from hair, plumber to lawn service.  Then it continues....I even have a divider that says "Restaurants"...I have clear sheets of restaurant menus and coupons.  It's easy and quick and everything is in ONE PLACE and not here and there and over there in that BASKET!

Some other divider ideas is ....things around the town, doctor information for family, mailing (stamps, stickers), kid activities (put information collected from their sports, soccer, clubs).

Have fun with it...it's endless!

11 comments:

Fuschia said...

Yep, we've got one too. I call it the Household Notebook (not to be confused with my Coupon Notebook, my Garden Notebook, or Mom's School Notebook) LOL!
Just how big is your binder...3"? I haven't been able to find one as large as that, but I'd like to.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Yeah!! I love this idea! Another way I can express my overly-organized self! Thanks for sharing!
-Carrie

CC said...

I love the idea, but when I've tried I have nowhere to store it!! So I end up with a bunch of smaller binders instead....

Kama said...

That's a great idea. I need to start one of those. I'm about to do a "decoration" ideas, etc. binder from my magazine articles that I've collected and probably one for recipes too. Getting a 3rd binder isn't a bad idea!!

BecauseImTheMommy said...

FANTASTIC! I saw this on a website about a year ago, but I just haven't had the time to get around to it. Another great divider would be Christmas card list and present ideas. Just a thought that came to mind, as the season will be upon us before we know it.

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

I so need to do this. Actually, I want to do one that has insurance, medical, emergency, etc. Basically one stop shopping for if we had to evacuate the house for any reason.

I really ought to move this project up the priority list...but the task seems daunting!

~ Sarah

Kim said...

Great Idea! Perhaps with this I could get organized once and for all! Have a great day!!!

Kirby3131 said...

It's tough trying to figure out if everything should be divided up so it isn't overwhelming, or putting it all together as you have, so that you don't have to hunt for anything - it's all included.

I think I may like your idea - The big binder certainly won't get misplaced if it's being used all the time.

Thanks!
Kristin
www.ttelroc.blogspot.com

Audra Krell said...

I think it's great to keep everything in one place, so much stuff is diluted and lost because of multiple storage locations!

Dot said...

I keep starting one...and not finishing it. And everyone thinks I'm an organized person. LOL I really need to get on it and get it finished!

Our Complete Family said...

Yep, Yep, Yep~ this is something I must do for myself and my sanity! I have a huge binder for B's school things (broken down into clear pocket sleeves for each subject to save his graded papers for each year)but never thought of this. You ROCK!!! ~ Les