I try to be organized.
I file away all our statements and receipts and I have all our paperwork in the file cabinet. I have a home address book. I have business cards stored in a drawer in the kitchen. I have a chore list on the fridge.
However, nothing is in one central location. If something were to happen to me, all our household info gets lost. So I hopped on the bandwagon and created this Household Binder, aka the Brains of the Operation.
Like any good white suburban girl, I headed over to Target to pick up some binders. I got this one and one that is brown with the same pattern.
I picked up the pouch and divers at OfficeMax/Staples/OfficeDepot. Inside I have a small notebook, also from Target and misc coupons and vouchers for things like free movies that don't belong with my food coupons.
Since The Good Daughter doesn't have much of a social life yet and certainly no school work, my BotO is a little thin. However, now when The Good Husband is freaking out b/c he needs to know an account number for something, he can look in here, instead of tearing the house apart looking for said account number.
I know BotO will grow over time (and get smarter LOL) but I have built a solid foundation with the following categories:
Budget and Finance
Food and Menu Planning
In the next few weeks, I will highlight each section and share the templates I have created for each.