After posting *The Complete Tour of My Home Management Binder*, I received some requests asking how to go about putting together one of their own.
For me, my binder is everything. It’s not just a fun, pretty notebook that I like to carry around to show-off how organized I am. Instead, it’s more like my head and heart on paper. It has my priorities, my dreams, my ideals, and more importantly, my plans of how to achieve those things (to the best of my ability while counting on a whole lot of God’s blessing and help, of course).
I had already planned to walk you through how I organize/plan out my year starting in January, when I normally do it. However, the more I thought about it, the more excited I became. And so, here we are. Day one of a three week challenge! I’m excited!
I’m planning on writing six daily posts a week, Monday through Saturday. At the end of three weeks, you’ll at least have a basic framework for accomplishing your long-term goals and becoming a more organized, intentional wife, mother, and homekeeper.
Even if you already have a working binder of your own, or are just not the write-it-down kind of person, feel free to eavesdrop at your own convenience. I’m fully aware that the system that works for me probably won’t fit anyone else the exact same way, so feel free to pick through this series and use it as mere inspiration, fully adjustable to meet your own family’s needs or lifestyle.
Our first challenge is an easy one. We’re going to collect everything we’ll need for this series. It’s best to have:
- A Binder (preferably a pretty one you’ll look forward to using)
- Access to a printer and ink
- Tabbed Page dividers (I like the kind with pockets)
- Non-Cloudy Page Protectors and Dry Erase Markers (if you’d like to write over the page protectors and erase later like I do)
- 20-45 minutes with your husband (or a full-blown date-night) to set some family goals
You can find Day #2’s challenge *here*!
Want to be emailed with each day’s new challenge? Don’t forget to subscribe!