For the past couple of years if you lookup the word homemaking in Pinterest half of the pins you find will be on Homemaking/Home Management Binders. Printables are everywhere! EVERYWHERE I TELL YOU! And it’s gotten a little maddening and really confusing to someone who is just starting a homemaking binder.
What the Heck is a Homemaking Binder?
A homemaking binder is a tool, of sorts. A tool used to “keep your house running” where you have almost everything you need in one place.
What do you put in it?
Now, everyone’s binder is different as it is supposed to suit your needs in your home, but for the most part it should contain all of the information to make your home easy to manage. This can include:
- Schedules of everyone
- Car care records.
- Meal plans
These are just ideas, and you can expand or reduce what you have in there based on your needs over time.
Do you have to have one?
Not really. It can be useful if you wanted to keep things like user manuals, financial information, etc. in one place, but that doesn’t mean it will be useful to you in particular. You just have to give it a try.
For some, the household can be too small for them to find the full use of something like a homemaking binder. If it’s just you and your spouse, it can be really small and seemingly a waste of paper. They are best for larger households.
Right now I kind of have a small household, me and my fiance, so a full blown homemaking binder isn’t the best idea for us, but with both of us working it’s still a good idea to have a meeting point we can both refer to later. As time goes on, we might try expanding on this especially if our family grows.
Have you tried using a homemaking binder? How have you made it a success for your home? Where did you go wrong? Please let me know in the comments below.