I have a couple of bags that I organize with. I have a pool bag that keeps the pool pass, pool toys, sunscreen, and towels.
I also have a backpack that I use during football season, or whenever, that keeps magazines, a book, paper, pen, and snacks.
Yesterday was a snow day so I was able to get quite a bit accomplished. I've been working on puting shelving paper down in the kitchen. I put some down in the cup cabinet and the plate cabinet. Looks so much better. I also was able to finish my family binder. . I posted about this a couple of days ago. A Bowl Full of Lemons is hosting a weekly organizing challenge and this week's challenge is to make a family binder. I had one about 12 years ago, but haven't used one since.
This is what I was using to store some of my papers in
Sad, isn't it? So I went to Target, one of my happiest places on earth, and bought a new binder, some sheet protecters, stickers, and dividers..plus new ink for the printer. I went through the old folder, threw out old papers, and 3 hole punched the keepers.
I wanted to decorate the front somewhat so I had some colored paper to lable the front with stickers and a Bible verse card that I had lying around. Here's what I came up with...
School/Activities: holds the school menu, the schools newsletter, yearbook form, wrestling info sheet and schedule, mbr. ship forms for Roller Hockey, instrument agreement from the music store, the band's weekly schedule, letter from a teacher w/ her email on it and my sunday school class list.
Medical: this section currently holds my shot records, eye prescriptions, and a brochure from the dog's vet. I need to find his shot record. Hmm... I might add a new vet section if I buy more tabs.
Menu: I have a brochure from a Co-OP I want to look into, an old order form from Angel Food Ministries, and then I'll add some menus as I make them up.
Cleaning: I'm going to make up my cleaning schedule.
Crafts/Decorating: I see all kinds of crafts and decorating ideas out there in Blog land so this will be where I will add all the great ideas I see.
So as you can see it's still a work in progress, but at least it's started and I can continue with getting it filled and relying on my new "My Family Binder."
I hope you want to see more, head on over to A Bowl Full of Lemons. Even if you don't want to see more binders, go over anyway. Toni is so inspiring.