Getting Organized is as Simple as 1, 2, 3!
Busy parents and families who rely on home binders know how important organization is. By using the pages from Home Organization Tear Outs for the Whole Family, you can keep all of your important information in one safe place, as well as utilize the lists, chore charts, calendars, guidelines and labels to keep your whole home in tip-top shape. The cheerful and fun designs will get the whole family involved without you playing taskmaster, and make your life easier, less hectic and more coordinated.
Eliminate clutter and organize your home, and turn those to-do lists into ta-da lists. The super user-friendly tear outs are designed to be pulled out, laminated and used again and again. See your whole home sparkle and shine in no time.
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Home Organization Tear Outs for the Whole Family
By Kristi Dominguez
Page Street Publishing Co.Copyright © 2016 Kristi Dominguez
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ORGANIZING YOUR DETAILS
It's all the little details that make life run a bit smoother. From a handy place to keep all of your online passwords, to a list of important numbers you may need at a moment's notice — details can turn into bigger issues quickly. To keep all of those details organized, this chapter is full of all the prints that you can use to create a home organization binder. From insurance information to family and friends' birthday lists — I didn't leave out a single detail.
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER
Never forget a birthday or anniversary with this handy list. This one is PERFECT to start out a binder full of important household information.
These days, we all store numbers in our phones. But when your phone goes caput, so does your list. This list is great for all of those important numbers you will always need. This is another one for a household binder, if you decide to put one together.
UTILITIES & SERVICE ACCOUNTS
You never know how much you need these numbers until you really need them. Keep these in a prominent place to refer to in a power outage or similar situation. Or, place in a household binder.
PASSWORDS AND USERNAMES
Another goodie for a household binder! Online passwords are so easy to forget — keep them all on this designated sheet for easy reference.
HOLIDAY ADDRESS LIST
From holiday cards to moving announcements, a holiday address list can be used year-round for mailings. Keep this safe in a household binder, too.
Have a short synopsis of a binder's contents on its cover with these four coordinating covers. Designed to be used with the Binder Spine Labels.
BINDER SPINE LABELS
A row of binders is so much better to look at when they coordinate. This print has four binder spine labels for you to fill in, cut out and use for a 3-ring binder. These coordinate perfectly with the binder covers.
Keep this by your phone or on the fridge for quick note-taking. Feel free to laminate for use with a dry-erase marker. Or, include this in a household binder.
FILE FOLDER TABS BY MONTHS & DAYS
From sorting receipts to other financial documents, these monthly file folder labels are perfect for file cabinet organization. Extra tabs available.
FILE FOLDER TABS BY SUBJECT
Separate important documents into file folders with another set of these file folder labels.
FILE BOX LABELS
These file box labels are designed to coordinate perfectly with the file folder tabs. Attach them to the outside of file boxes with double-stick tape.
Prettier labels make for happier recipients! These are perfect for all of your mailing needs, large or small. Lined and blank labels included.CHAPTER 2
SYSTEMIZING YOUR DAILY LIFE
Daily planning is at the center of all organization. While having every minute of life scripted isn't anyone's idea of a good time, having general knowledge of what will happen throughout the day, week and month helps to keep us on task (and on time). This chapter includes a colorful array of super user-friendly calendars (daily, weekly and monthly), as well as a lovely assortment of to-do lists that will quickly turn into ta-da lists!
This ready-to-go daily agenda is perfect to make a copy of and laminate to use over and over again. You can use peel & stick magnet coins on the back of it to keep it handy on the refrigerator or other metal surface, or frame it and place it in a prominent place to refer to throughout your day. Grab a dry-erase marker and fill in your morning and afternoon activities.
Keep track of every hour of your day in a simple manner with this print. This is another one that is great to either laminate or frame and use with a dry-erase marker for ongoing use. Never be late to another appointment again! This can be used for family activities, too.
THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
This weekly calendar is a great at-a-glance tool for making sure you stay on task with the week ahead. There's also a section for jotting down notes and numbers that may need your attention during the week. Again, laminate or frame it. You can make a copy of it, if you prefer, and use with a dry-erase marker over and over.
It's the recurring things that I often forget the most: soccer practice, regular meetings and more. Mapping out the entire month visually is a fantastic way to never forget anything again. This is also a great tool for vacation planning. I keep mine laminated on my refrigerator so the entire family can see what's going on.
Ahhh the to-do list. Kind of like the center of all organizational awesomeness, right? From little tasks to big ones, a running to-do list is an organized person's BFF. The best part is when it becomes your TA-DA list! Laminate or frame for use with a dry-erase marker.
WEEKLY FOOD JOURNAL
Some of us like to make sure we're keeping track of everything that goes into our bodies. And honestly, all of us may benefit by giving this a try (it may surprise you). Use this print to write down every last bite and sip. Laminate or frame for use with a dry-erase marker.
HEALTHY EATING & FITNESS SCHEDULE
Take the Weekly Food Log a step further by tracking your workouts and water, too. This is a fabulous health tool to keep yourself on track (and in the gym!). Laminate or frame for use with a dry-erase marker.
Did you know that, statistically, we're more likely to succeed with our goals if they're written down? Use this print and place it in a prominent spot to work toward achieving your monthly goals, whether they're personal, business, financial or whatever! You CAN and you WILL achieve those goals! Boom.CHAPTER 3
REGULATING YOUR FINANCES
As the old adage goes, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. This can be applied to all facets of life, but most definitely the b-word: BUDGET. While organizing finances can seem overwhelming and, well, downright terrifying to some, it can yield the rewards of keeping your money in check (and in your pocketbook). From trackable daily spending sheets to monthly budget sheets, this chapter is packed with all things money-related, with a friendly, non-scary approach.
DAILY EXPENSE TRACKER
Sometimes just writing my expenses down can be a brutal reminder of how much I spend rather quickly. (where did it go?). This tracker may also be rather revealing to see where your budget can be a bit lopsided (too many restaurant visits often pop up on my own tracker). Be completely honest on this one and it may turn into your favorite tool yet. Definitely laminate this sheet so you can always have it nearby and ready to work for you.
WEEKLY EXPENSE TRACKER
This tracker is a good alternative to the daily one. If you'd prefer to save up receipts and do one big tracking session at once, this is the one for you. Try them both to see what works best for your lifestyle.
MONTHLY BUDGET PLANNER
Sitting down to map out your month can lead to the month going smoother than ever. This Monthly Budget Planner has all the standard line items, plus several blanks for you to customize it with your own expenses. Feel free to frame or laminate this one to use with a dry-erase marker.
UPCOMING EXPENSES MONTH BY MONTH
As we often talk about in our household, "There's something spendy every month!" Whether it's a vacation or a big birthday party, there are some events that come around every year that are easy to forget to plan for. Writing down those financial somethings in advance can lead to better budgeting and planning over the course of the year. An added bonus may be that you never forget that anniversary again with this chart nearby. Another goodie to frame or laminate.
MONTHLY FINANCIAL GOALS
Monthly financial goals are just as important as the yearly ones — and can also be closely related to them. Perhaps you can obtain those larger yearly financial goals by breaking them up into 12 easier-to-achieve portions? Writing the smaller goals down in a spot you'll see often makes them that much easier to achieve. After crossing a few of these off your list, you'll be well on your way to crossing off the yearly financial goals, too.
YEARLY FINANCIAL GOALS
Just like in the previous chapter, we're more likely to succeed with our goals if they're written down. Yearly financial goals are important to keep track of, too. Whether you're trying to reach a certain figure in your savings account, save up for a large purchase or start college accounts for kids — pen to paper makes these goals that much more achievable. Be sure to post this one in a place where you'll be reminded of it often. Feel free to frame or laminate to use with a dry-erase marker.
BILL PAYMENT TRACKER
Ever get a few days past bill paying to realize you forgot one? Yeah, me too. HA! For all of us who experience the occasional forgetfulness in this area, this tracker is perfection. Every bill. Every month. Listed out in plain sight to check off as they're paid. Bada Bing Bada Boom. Laminate or frame to use over and over every month.
BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION
If you use more than one financial institution, it may be a good idea to have them written down safely for your family, in case of emergency. This may be one to do in permanent ink so it can't be easily erased. In Chapter One, we talk about creating a Home Binder with lots of helpful information. This may be the spot where you'd like to keep your Bank Account Info page as well.
DEBT TRACKER PAYDOWN WORKSHEET
Let's face it: Debt stinks. But tackling it doesn't have to. Copy and use as many of these for the number of debts you're ready to face head-on — and watch them start to disappear one by one.
HOLIDAY BUDGET PLANNER
Just winging it through the holiday season can make for a rough new year if we're not careful, right? Plan the holidays long before they sneak up on you with this handy holiday budget print. There are common items listed, but also space to add your own personal expenses.CHAPTER 4
STRAIGHTENING UP YOUR CLEANING
Does the phrase "organizing your cleaning" seem a bit redundant? It does to me, too. But, when your cleaning schedule is mapped out and your products are well-organized, this chore doesn't have to be such a dreaded one. This chapter is full of good, clean fun. It includes daily, weekly, monthly and deep-cleaning schedules and checklists, along with task lists for each cleaning zone in your home. I also tucked in a couple of chore charts to get all of your people motivated. And lots of labels, because labeling is half the fun (or battle, however you choose to look at it).
DAILY CLEANING SCHEDULE
I can always think of something more exciting to do than cleaning. Doing a little something every day means it doesn't sneak up on you all at once. This schedule includes some basic things as well as blank spots to fill in your own tasks. Laminate or frame to use repeatedly with dry-erase markers.
WEEKLY CLEANING SCHEDULE
Often, cleaning is that thing that goes unnoticed until it isn't done. I always consider the weekly cleaning as a "reset" for the house; everything back in its spot. Just like the daily schedule, there are basic items on this schedule, as well as blanks to fill in your own. Laminate or frame to use repeatedly with dry-erase markers.
MONTHLY CLEANING SCHEDULE
Left undone, the monthly (or you might even consider these quarterly) cleaning tasks are what can often affect how a house runs properly. Letting things slip can result in breakdowns or major home repair over time. This chart is designed to help you through those tasks and there's a few spaces to write your own in, too. Laminate or frame to use repeatedly with dry-erase markers. Or keep in a home journal to refer to on a monthly (or quarterly) basis.
CHILDREN'S CHORE CHARTS
This chore chart (and the companion one in different colors for a sibling) is designed with simplicity in mind. The easier the system, the easier it is to stick with. Kids (or their parents) can fill in household tasks on the left side of the chart. As tasks are completed, they are checked off (or use a star sticker). Completing tasks can be a reward in itself, or feel free to base a monetary or other weekly reward on the number of tasks completed. Or, just use this however it best fits into your own household. Laminate this one to it to the fridge with magnets! Works great with dry-erase markers.
CLUTTER SORTING LABELS
Ready for a clean out? Clearing out clutter can be super liberating and somewhat overwhelming. Hang these tags on baskets and sort away with ease. Just don't forget to actually remove the stuff you're getting rid of!CHAPTER 5
WHIPPING YOUR KITCHEN INTO SHAPE
The heart of the home or the heart of the mess? My best bet to keeping things running smoothly in my kitchen is to keep it as organized as I can, which helps the daily kitchen clean up go easily, too. This chapter is well-stocked with fill-in menu planners, grocery lists and more.
Place this handy chart on the inside of a cabinet door or frame it for a countertop. It's perfect for easy reference when you're working on a recipe. Whether doubling, tripling or creating your own recipes, this is an invaluable tool for any home cook.
METRIC KITCHEN CONVERSIONS
Nowadays, we use more than just a traditional recipe book for a meal. The Internet makes it easy to prepare a recipe from the other side of the world. Keep this handy chart nearby to make conversions easy.
MONTHLY MEAL PLANNING
Planning meals a month in advance makes life a little easier in the dinner department. Using this planner to keep track of your leftovers and meals in the freezer you plan to use is super helpful, too.
ON THE MENU (WITHOUT GROCERY LIST)
On my blog, my menu designs are my most downloaded resource. Use this chart to know what you'll be eating for the next week ahead — and it's great for the kids to refer to as well. Be sure to plan those nights out, too!
ON THE MENU (WITH GROCERY LIST)
While super similar to the regular menu print, this one has space to jot down groceries that may be needed for a specific recipe. You can even bring it to the store with you!
GROCERY LIST-DON'T FORGET A THING
Organizing your grocery list by department makes shopping a breeze! It's also helpful to keep this print near the pantry for staple shortages. This is another good one to laminate and use with a fine tip dry-erase marker.
LUNCH BOX PLANNER
This print is fabulous to get the kids in on planning their own lunch contents for the week. It lets mom or dad know what they may need to add to the grocery list, as well.
Ever find the mystery meat buried in the back of the freezer a year or two later? Take the guesswork out of freezer storage by keeping a running tally on the contents of your freezer. This is a great list for those who enjoy freezer cooking, too.
Nobody wants to buy a duplicate bottle of mustard at the store. Make sure you always know the staples and how many you already have on hand.
Another good one for kitchen food contents! This print can live right in your pantry and be changed every time you go to the store. It's also helpful to use while you're creating a grocery list.
Make your pantry the prettiest with these labels! There are even blank ones to copy off and use for items that your family enjoys. Simply copy these, cut them out and then glue or tape them to your storage containers.
Once your pantry is labeled up and beautiful, your spice cabinet may get a bit jealous. The standard spices are included as well as a set of blank ones for your own personal spice mixes!
Keeping blank recipe cards on hand makes it easy to hand out the directions to the dish I just served at a dinner party! These fit standard-sized recipe boxes. They're also super-cute for food gifts.
Make sorting easier with fun labels for your recycling bins. Simply cut these out and attach to your recycling containers.CHAPTER 6
HARMONIZING YOUR BATHROOM
Bathrooms are another area of the home that can become disorganized fairly quickly, especially with shared bathrooms. From medicine cabinet checklists to labels, this chapter will help those icky-prone bathrooms have a lot less ick in them. Be sure to check out the bathroom cleaning sections on the Daily, Weekly and Monthly Cleaning Schedules.
MEDICINE CABINET INVENTORY
Knowing the medicines you have on hand saves you money at the drugstore. It also makes it easier when someone is ill in the family — you know you don't have to run an errand for relief. Be sure to keep this print in your medicine cabinet or medicine storage area.
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1 ORGANIZING YOUR DETAILS,
Chapter 2 SYSTEMIZING YOUR DAILY LIFE,
Chapter 3 REGULATING YOUR FINANCES,
Chapter 4 STRAIGHTENING UP YOUR CLEANING,
Chapter 5 WHIPPING YOUR KITCHEN INTO SHAPE,
Chapter 6 HARMONIZING YOUR BATHROOM,
Chapter 7 TIDYING UP CHILDREN'S SPACES,
Chapter 8 TAILORING YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM,
Chapter 9 CATALOGING YOUR CLOSETS,
Chapter 10 SHAPING UP YOUR GARAGE,
About the Author,