Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Home Management Binder in Pictures

As promised, here is what my HMB looks like...

The Front Cover

The Inside Cover

Next Comes the zippered pouch where I keep Post it notes, extra pens, sticky tabs, a dry erase marker, and whiteout tape.

Next is my "Schedules" section. There isn't anything in this section at the moment since my schedule is dictated by the hours that I work, however, all of this is subject to change so I have the section ready for when I need it.

Next comes my cleaning section. Here I have various recipes for homemade cleaning products and laundry detergents, both liquid and powder. I also keep my daily cleaning task lists and monthly cleaning task lists in this section.

For example, the "Week at a Glance"

Next is my "Recipes" section. This is where I keep some recipes for homemade convenience foods from the Hillbilly Housewife and the sour dough starter from Candy, dog biscuit recipes, and other goodies that don't really belong in my regular recipe box.

After that comes my "Pregnancy" section. I am not currently pregnant, but I hope too be shortly, in the near future, some day, and it never hurts to be prepared. I have lists of foods to avoid, how to protect your fertility, instructions on cloth diapers, breastfeeding, and all sorts of good stuff.

After that is the "Health and Beauty" section with recipes for homemade bath and body products. I have a sugar scrub recipe that is to die for!

Then there is the "List" section. I am a librarian and I like lists of things... best books, 100 most frequently challanged books, AFI's 100 Years, 100 Movies, etc.

Next comes my "Birthday" section. I have all my friend and family birthdays broken up by month so that I know when to send a card.

I have added a few more sections that I don't have pictures for including "Disaster Preparedness" and Flylady's Holiday Control Journal. I also have my scrap paper and a notebook where I keep track of gifts I have purchased, menus I am creating, lists of home improvements that need to be completed.

Finally, there is the back cover.

I hope that you have all enjoyed this journey thought my HMB. It is a great tool for keeping yourself organized and boy am I glad I created one. :)


Kerry McKibbins said...

If only I could be so organized, lol.
Love that binder.

Molly said...

Thank you Kerry! This is the illusion of organization, not actual organization. It's a start and I will take what I can get. Love your blog by the way!

mira said...

Thanks for sharing your binder, it looks very organized.

Would you be willing to share your sugar scrub recipe? That sounds really neat.

Eden said...

I love your binder! Where do you find your recipes for the sugar scrub, etc?

Anonymous said...

Your HMB looks great! Where did you find the graphics? I would like to find pictures like those to print and add to mine too.

Lost in Translation said...

Could you elaborate on your pregnancy section and where you found those links :) Thanks

Lydia said...

For Starla...
In case you or anyone else still wants to know where to find those images just Google John William Waterhouse. :-)