I’ve been seeing a lot of permutations of family/homemaking/household binders out there, and I finally decided that it’s high time I make one for myself.
I’m going to try and design one new page for the binder per week. I might end up only doing a few and figure out a way to hang them all on a wall where I can easily and readily see them, since I tend to do well with things that are readily visible/require little to no page-flipping; I haven’t decided yet. But my hope is that I’ll figure out a way to get myself [and subsequently my house] under better control, and that my everyday life will go more smoothly [and look way cuter] as a result.
And what’s more important for starting a family binder than making sure it has a spiffy [or at least moderately interesting] custom cover? Nothing, that’s what. [If you’re thinking that the best first step is to brainstorm what to do with a family binder, or what to put in it… you’re probably right. But this was way faster and required a lot less planning.]
So, behold the extent of my page design skills:
In case you’re wondering what’s up with the strange quote at the bottom, I tried to think of what our family motto would be, and that’s what I say most often so that’s what went on there. Plus it will make me smile a little to myself every time I see it 🙂
Do any of you have family binders? What do you look for in a family binder? How do you keep yourselves and your households together and organized? Do you have planners that serve as family binders? Or do you prefer to keep them separate? I used to keep everything in my phone, but three phones later, I’m thinking I need a new system! I can’t wait to see where this binder adventure takes me – wish me luck!
PS. For people who ask nicely, I’m happy to do a custom one for your family – just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, then I’ll sub in your name, photo and quote and shoot it back to you!