Friday, April 13, 2012

My Life Binder

I honestly racked my brain trying to come up with a "Frugal Friday" post for today and to be honest with you I came up desperately empty handed (minded)!
So I decided to let you in on my project this week.
Introducing my Life Binder!
I originally saw this idea on Pinterest, but the one I found was way to fancy for my taste so I adapted this simple version!
You will need
1 binder 
1 package tabs
Notebook paper

As you can see, I didn't get to fancy with it!  I had some tabs that I picked up at a garage sale and I used a marker to write my categories in.
These were the tabs I used, of course you can use as many or as few as works for you!
I use this tab to plan and keep up with my family's meal menu
I have a chore schedule and I use this tab to keep it handy 
I use this tab to keep a running shopping list.  When I go through my weekly store ads and coupons I will start a list here and add anything I may find myself low on throughout the week.  I don't know about you but I can't count the number of times I've started a list then misplaced it, never again!
To Do:
This tab is pretty self explanatory, I keep a daily list of things to accomplish.
I keep a blank calendar page that I fill in each month so that I always have a calendar handy with all of that months events in one place.

I keep my sales ads handy in the back pocket of the binder

There are tons of printables online that can be used as well, but I'm way too cheap... errr frugal to use the ink to print them out :)

Hope this helps you keep your home more organized and orderly!  
Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. I love this idea, and have totally been meaning to (and putting off) making something like this for myself!

  2. It really helps keep me on track!