One of my homemaking goals is to be better organized by using a homemaking binder. In June, Tereasa guest posted and shared how she uses a binder system to help keep her home organized and running smoothly. Shortly after her post, I put together a homemaking binder of my own. I thought I would share it with you today. While Tereasa uses several different binders, I’m just using two (she has a lot more to organize with more children and homeschool!). I have one binder for Bible study and the other for Homemaking.
My Bible Study Binder includes:
- Bible Study materials: I’m currently working through the Prayer reading plan from the YouVersion app with She Reads Truth. In the fall, I will begin the Bible Study Fellowship study of Genesis. There are weekly materials for that, so they will go in the binder.
- Prayer calendar for my son: I use this one from Inspired to Action
- Prayer calendar for my husband: I currently have a 31 day calendar that I’m working through. I would share it, but I’m not sure of the source and don’t want to violate any copyrights. I also have the 30 Day Encouragement Challenge written by Nancy Leigh DeMoss and published by Revive Our Hearts that I plan to work through after I finish the first calendar.
- My personal prayer list: This is a list of specific things I’m praying for daily. If I commit to pray for you, I write it on this list.
- Hindrances to Prayer: This is my personal copy of the exercise I shared in this post about dealing with hindrances to prayer. I *try* to pray through it every other week or so (probably not often enough).
- Notebook paper for journaling, writing Scripture, or taking down notes.
My Homemaking Binder includes:
- My blog’s mission statement and goals are slipped into the cover. Someone shared the idea of keeping their personal mission statement taped inside their journal, so I plan to add my personal mission statement to the cover of my homemaking journal where I will see it daily.
- My Weekly Overview: This basically includes my to do list for each day, events, and an abbreviated menu. Read Kat’s Maximize Your Mornings (for free!) to better understand how I use the document.
- A Blogging Calendar and organizational documents: I use Mama Jenn’s Blogging Calendar and Planner. Why reinvent the wheel?
- Lesson Plans for Tot School: We plan to start Tot School in August, so I have started sketching out some loose lesson plans using Carissa’s Planning Guide (the planning sheet is the last one in the PDF).
- A Weekly Menu: Right now, this is very basic. This section only includes a weekly menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with the shopping list on the side. I use a form from the eBook Plan it–Don’t Panic. It’s really quite basic, and you could probably create your own (see photo). The menu stays on the fridge after the shopping is done.
Do you have a homemaking or Bible study binder? What do you use in yours? Please share your resources!
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