9.13.2011

Home Management Binder: Calendar and Cleaning & Organizing Categories

Yesterday I posted about setting my home management binder up. Today I'm going to show you my first to categories: calendar and cleaning & organizing.


First things first...part of the calendar section would be any of my to-do lists and things relating to time management. Because I use a clipboard for my daily and weekly time management documents, I don't hole punch them (it's a ridiculous peeve of mine to have holes punched in something that will be on a clipboard...I know, seriously). So I'm going to show you those forms that would be in this section if I were including them in the binder. I would probably also categorize it as time management rather than calendar.

All of these documents are available for purchase through my etsy store. Some are available for free on my blog. To access the documents, click on the link found under the corresponding picture. As a promotion for this week since I'm doing home management binder posts, you can save 10% on everything in the store with coupon code HMB0911. This coupon code will expire on Sunday, September 18 @ midnight (MT).

This is my daily plan sheet. I don't use one every day and I don't always print it in color (although for the most part I do because the pretty colors are motivation to use the form). This sheet allows me to keep track of my most important to-dos for the day, as well as my water intake, exercise, dinner plan, medicine checklist (I'm on more than I should be at the age of 24 and forget to take them already), daily to-dos (that are the same every day), and weekly to-dos (that are the same every week).

daily plan :: single document (editable) OR part of the time management set (all editable)


This is a new document I've recently created. It's my goals for the week and has 10 boxes to write in goals and what you can do to achieve them. This is something I am in desperate need of or else I won't remember and try to make a habit of it. Since my hypothyroidism has kicked into high-gear over the last year, my short term memory is suffering. And if you can read anything on any of my forms, you may notice there's reference to "vink" or "vinkie" a lot -- that's what we call our dog for some reason. I don't know why, but we do. I don't know that I ever call him Jazz unless we're at the vet or something. lol

For a limited time, you can download this printable for free! Download now and save it to your computer because the chance to get it free expires on Sunday, September 18.

my weekly goals :: part of the time management set (all editable)

My weekly to-do list helps me plan out my week for those days I choose not to use a daily plan. I usually include chores and errands I need to run on this sheet so I can use it as a quick reference throughout the week.

weekly to-do list :: part of the time management set (all editable)
My basic to-do list is for all of those "someday" to-dos. When I'm in need of a project, I go to this list to see what's next.

to-do list :: part of the time management set (all editable)
I keep my to-do list and unused forms in the calendar tab divider pocket.


Our week at a glance is a form I'm currently not using. When Chris and I were working, I was in school, and he was playing softball, this form was great for us because I could schedule everything out for us both to see. Now that I'm at home all day and he only works one job (and softball is not in right now), we have no need for this calendar at the moment.

our week at a glance :: single document (editable) OR part of the time management set (all editable)
The honey-do list is something I will be using, but just don't have any projects for Chris to complete right now. When I created this, I added a "by (date)" section because he sent me an online article about "what your husband wants you to know" (or something along those lines) and one of those things was "when you ask me to do something, give me a time or date that you want it done by". Now I can... ha ha!

honey-do list :: part of the time management set (all editable)
Also included in the time management set are a blank monthly calendar (like the one above, but it comes blank and editable to fit your needs), daily schedule (time blocked with 4 columns to list schedules for 4 family members), and a two-page blank monthly calendar with to-do list column (if you need a bigger calendar than the one page, this would be helpful). To view all of the documents in the set, click here.

And the cover page... mine (obviously) says calendar. If you buy the time management set, the cover page comes with it.


The only thing in my calendar category is monthly calendars for the rest of 2011 and 2012. I use these monthly calendars to keep track of everything all together, even though I keep track of each of these things individually in other categories. It's nice to be able to quickly glance at this calendar to see what's coming up in the week ahead. You can print both for free from my blog.

2011 calendar

2012 calendar (free printable!)
If you buy the cleaning & organizing set, the cover page comes with it (and looks different from mine).


My weekly cleaning checklist allows me to keep track of each week (with up to two months) and the cleaning chores I need to complete. As you can see from my checklist below, it started at the beginning of September and I didn't do a great job last week and I haven't done a thing yet this week. If I didn't have this checklist, I don't think anything would get done very often. (The weekly cleaning checklists in my store - linked to below - are set up differently than mine. See each listing for a picture.)

weekly cleaning checklist :: single document (editable) OR part of the cleaning & organizing set (all editable)

This is one document that will save my mind every month -- monthly around the house checklist. I've come up with a bunch of different tasks that I need to complete once a month, but usually don't remember to. Tasks such as backing up my pc, clearing out last month's magazines, flush sink drains, etc. Now I can just glace over this checklist and see what I haven't done yet this month.

monthly around the house checklist :: single document (editable) OR part of the cleaning & organizing set (all editable)

monthly around the house checklist continued

Again, another document that saves my mind -- seasonal cleaning checklist. It includes tasks such as giving the dog a bath (his skin dries out if he's bathed too often, and he's an indoor dog, so he doesn't really get dirty), clean out the medicine drawer, vacuum behind furniture, etc. Now I can just glace over this checklist and see how long ago it was since I've done the task.

seasonal cleaning checklist :: part of the cleaning & organizing set (all editable)
My organizing to-do list keeps my organizational projects in order. I recently completed one of my lists, so it was time for a new one -- which is why there aren't many tasks on mine. Which reminds me, I really need to get that dvd/bluray inventory done soon...

organizing to-do list :: part of the cleaning & organizing set (all editable)

All of these documents are available for purchase through my etsy store. Some are available for free on my blog. To access the documents, click on the link found under the corresponding picture. As a promotion for this week since I'm doing home management binder posts, you can save 10% on everything in the store with coupon code HMB0911. This coupon code will expire on Sunday, September 18 @ midnight (MT).

12 comments:

  1. Great documents, thanks! I love being organized!

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  2. All these are great ideas. Too bad I found your site just tonight but yeah, great job. :)

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  3. I know you posted these a while ago but it says that all the documents are free on your blog or for purchase in your etsy store. But when I click on the "Free on my blog"link there are only maybe 7-10 documents on there. Do you not have all of the documents for the home management binder for free anymore? Or am I just misunderstanding and they weren't ever available for free? I'd love to know back. calirutter@gmail.com

    Thanks

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  4. ^^I second the previous comment. I was trying to look for the different categories' documents as well and after clicking on the link under each picture, it took me to your Etsy store. I appreciate the hard work and time you've put into making these. I would love to use these templates for our household as well!

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  5. I guess I didn't read about leaving an email as part of my comment until after the fact - whoops! My email is ekiriakou312@yahoo.com (maybe you could just copy and paste your response to the previous post to my email, haha!)

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  6. Same here. I couldn't find all the free documents. JulieIBurr@yahoo.co

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  7. Not all of the documents are available for free. Most of them are available for purchase from my etsy store. The free documents can be found here: http://www.thenesteffect.com/p/free-printables.html

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  8. I think your binder is fantastic!! these are great ways to stay organized, and I use half of them already. I'd love to use the other half in my life, but my 'binder' is my smartphone - anyone have any suggestions for good apps that are this organized? would you consider making this an app? i'd buy it!!!!
    best,

    sarah
    teammilner.wordpress.com

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  9. Out of all of the home management binders I've seen, yours makes the most sense. I had implemented one but I just tweaked it with your section on bills/budget/calendar. I am slowly working through all of your binder posts so I am sure more will change!
    Thank you!

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  10. I am doing this binder...ive looked at other ones but they arent this great. But I was wondering cant you just laminate the daily lists and those things so that you can just use a dry erase marker and erase it when youre done for the day/week/month? I think that is what I am going to do so that I wont have to use so much paper!

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