Having a home management binder to keep all your important information and tasks will not only help you stay on top of different things, but it will also help you be in control of your life and home and give you time to plan for things that are coming up. No one likes to be running around putting out fires. Today, I will show you how I made our DIY Home Management Binder with the FREE Home Management Binder ebook. Visit the post about this ebook to download it. It will tell you all the sections and what they contain in the 55-page ebook.
- What Inspired Me to do this DIY Home Management Binder?
- What Supplies did I Use to Make This DIY Home Management Binder?
- How much did it cost to make this DIY Home Management Binder?
- How did I Make This DIY Home Management Binder?
- The Big Reveal
- Tips on making this DIY Home Management Binder
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What Inspired Me to do this DIY Home Management Binder?
Years ago, I had many checklists that helped me and my family stay organized during those busy new entrepreneur mom days. Bringing them all together to help people is my passion. Since I had over 20+ years of making different checklists and reference sheets, it was an excellent opportunity to gather the information and share it all in one book.
What Supplies did I Use to Make This DIY Home Management Binder?
Below are the supplies I used to make this binder.
- 1 - 1 inch binder - blue
- 1 - 12 x 12-inch vinyl sheet
- Cricut cutting board
- Cricut machine
- Weeder tool and scraper
- Transfer paper
- Printer and printer cartridge
- 5 - a variety of color tabs for the binder
- Optional: sheet protectors
- Label Maker
- 12 mm laminate label cartridge Black with white background
- Printed single-sided Sabrina's Organizing DIY Home Management Binder ebook
- Hole puncher
How much did it cost to make this DIY Home Management Binder?
Since I bought the binder years ago, the tabs, paper, label cartridge, label maker, Cricut supplies, and vinyl were left over from other projects; the cost was minimal. I would say the most it cost me was to print out the ebook pages with my home printer for about $10.00.
How did I Make This DIY Home Management Binder?
First, I made the labels for the cover and side with my Cricut machine. Here is where you can find the template for FREE.
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Then, I printed out the ebook in single-sided vertical print. I made sure I had enough ink and paper in the printer. Click on the image to review the ebooks, or just sign up below.
Now, I divided the book into five sections:
Personal Family Info,
I added the Chapter index, Chapter One, and Chapter Two pages into one pile as well. I proceeded to hole punch each section. Then set it aside. I removed the first three pages and the last page and got rid of them.
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Next, I printed the labels with my label maker on the divider tabs inside the binder. The titles I used were: Cleaning Checklists, Personal Family Info, Meal Planning, House Maintenance, and Financial Checklists.
I then assembled the binder by adding the label tabs and sections to the binder. Before the first section divider tab, I added the Chapter index, Chapter One, and Chapter Two pages. I added the sheet protectors in the back to use if there was anything I needed to add to the binder that wasn't in the book. This could be things like kids' sports schedules.
Now, I cut the title for the cover of the binder and the spine using my Cricut machine and white vinyl sheet. I then peeled off the excess.
Using the Transfer Tape and pressing the words onto the tape, I transferred the white vinyl words and house to the binder, centering it as I went along. Then I removed the transfer tape.
The Big Reveal
Here is my finished DIY Home Management Binder. Isn't it lovely? I love the blue binder with the white words and house. It looks so cute. And, with the binding labeled, no one can ever say they can't find it when needed.
I filled out the binder for my family and made everyone aware of what was in it. Since the information is personal, I can't show you the details. Sorry. I hope this motivates you to make your family's home management binder.
Tips on making this DIY Home Management Binder
Repurpose as much as possible. If you have a binder from your children's prior school years, feel free to use it. This project is not meant to be expensive; it is meant to be useful.
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I hope this DIY project helps you and your family stay more organized in your busy life. If you make this binder, please let me know how it goes by leaving a comment below. I would love to hear from you.
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Thank you so much sabrina for this home management binder DIY guide. The youtube video was a huge time saver. I really appreciate your effort in helping us stay organized and on track.