One of my favorite things to do is sit down with a hot coffee and write out plans. I like to set a timeline for what I’m going to teach or map out the family’s meals for the week. It makes me feel at peace to know what will be ahead in the coming days. Over the years I’ve learned that it helps to keep all my notes in one place. I don’t know how many times I’ve put something in a “special spot” only to, later on, totally forget where it is. I’m putting together a binder, starting with this family binder cover page, where we can keep all of our calendars, plans, schedules, and other important information all in one place.
I had a lot of fun making the cover for our family binder cover page. I went with a chevron pattern in blue and green, but you can print it in black and white if you’re not into the colors. It was pretty simple to whip up, and it gives a nice touch to the front of the binder. I slid the cover page inside a 1-inch binder with a cover sleeve and, voila! A brand new family binder ready to be filled with all sorts of lists and schedules. To get your copy, just right-click and save the image below or click here for the pdf version.
I’m still thinking about what else needs to go in the binder. At school I need to keep track of student data, test scores, lesson plans, birthdays and other student information. But at home? I’m a lot less organized.
A nice cover on my family binder should put me in the right frame of mind to get a system of organization in place. We already plan out a week’s worth of dinner recipes. Now that Logan is in sports it’s helpful to have his game and practice schedule handy as well.
It’s possible that I see a cute shopping list printable somewhere in the near future since, for now, I just use a simple sheet of lined paper as a shopping list.
Maybe you can help me out?
What other sections does a family binder need? Emergency contact information? Medication schedules? If you can think of any planning or informational record keeping pages, I’d really appreciate your input.
I hope you enjoy the free printable. Happy planning!