It's not the most 'green' of postings, but saving money is another kind of green, isn't it? Yep, just a different kind of green.
I was perusing Pinterest the other night and was noticing a great deal of posts about home management binders as well as meal planning and grocery binders. I did a little googling and came across a great deal of websites and blogs that talked about these things. Most of the women have kids and such, so there were pages for schedules and chores, but since I don't, I wasn't planning on putting those in.
I've started two binders. One is my "Home Management" binder, which I put pocket tabs in and labeled as electronics, appliances, warranties, etc. I put all of the paperwork for each in the pocket tabs for easy reference. And being the silly goose I am, I didn't take a picture! It's not very exciting, after all. Just manuals and warranties for all of our appliances and furniture for easy reference!
The second binder, however, I did photograph. It's not totally together yet because I haven't found printable pages the right size for it, nor have I taken the time to make my own....
Sorry about the glare....I could only get the photo to come out if I had the overhead light on, and we see what that does to plastic. I found the mini binder and all of the accessories at Staples the other night, and thought that they would make the perfect meal planner/coupon holder/grocery binder. Small and portable. Not to mention cute. Perfect.
I got the binder, two velcro closure gusseted pockets, write on tab dividers, plastic pockets, loose leaf paper, and photo pages. Oh...and those pens are Pilot Bottle 2 Pen...and are the best pens ever. Made from recycled water bottles....and they write so so so smooth!
I still haven't figured out how I want to organize this thing exactly, but I am working on it. More photos to come as the project evolves!
Updated to add:
I put it all together today! I sat down and planned dinners for us for the next week and while I was doing that, the plan came together in my head....mostly.
In the back of the binder I also have a bunch of 4x6 sleeves that are meant for photos that I can certainly put special coupons or recipe cards in later if need be!