A few weeks ago I saw this post from Keeper of the Home about creating a homemaking binder. I thought it was a little weird and overly organized at first, but then I thought "hey, I'm a little weird and overly organized - this is perfect!" (Seriously, that's what I thought). So during my new years planning retreat (another Keeper of the Home idea) I spent some time making my binder. I was really excited about it and made Zac look at everything in it (he is not the super organized type, so he thought I was a bit crazy).
I have held off until now to post about it because I wanted to see if it was actually going to work for me. I can proudly state that these last two weeks have been some of the most productive and enjoyable in 3 1/2 years! I have been focused about having quality time with my kids, been off the computer when they are awake, and the kids have been happier because there is a plan. So, here is my binder: (sorry, cell phone pictures)
Lastly is a page proctor to keep other non-pressing items of paper (which would have been floating around the counter). The back holds bills which all get paid once a month.
There you have it! I am totally in love with this system. Administration in one of my spiritual gifts (as is teaching and hospitality =) ) so this is the perfect thing to help me keep our house running smoothly! Do you have something similar that works for you?