Enter the idea binder...
This is something I have been meaning to do for a while and just had not got around to. Finally, I had so many loose things flying around in my "Mom's to do box" that I made it priority one.
My overflowing Mom box. Another good idea to keep on a kitchen counter to collect all those random to dos until you have time to put them in their proper space: mail, handouts, to do lists, bills, coupons, etc. (I got mine in the Target dollar section)
I started with my lovely $1 mauve binder from DI, some dividers from the target dollar section, and all my random leftover scrapbook stuff (everyone has some). Total cost-$2 :)
Step 1-Fancy up your binder (This took me forever. I takes me too long to decide on a page which is why I never scrapbook anymore. I think digital is the way to go for me.)
Step 2-Rummage through your stuff and decide on categories for the tabs. I did:
- To Do (yard care, banking, things that take time but may be not so fun)
- Projects (home decor ideas, food storage, things that take time but are fun)
- Health & Fitness (I have a chart system I will hopefully share later)
- Parenting (handouts form the Pediatrician and tips I read)
- Kid Friendly (activities for the little ones)
I also put a thank you note tracker and birthday card tracker in the front to keep track of those. I got them from Family fun magazine online.
Now you can keep track of all your fabulous ideas in one easy to manage spot!
I also saw a really cute idea for an idea rolodex. That was my plan at first until I realized that I am lazy and just wanted to stick my printouts in a binder and not have to make everything cutesy.