This photo shows the tab dividers I used to organize my notebook. The first category (which didn't show up in the pic) is HOUSEHOLD--daily routines & chore lists are kept here. The rest of the categories are MENU/ERRANDS, LESSON PLANS (we homeschool), FINANCES, BHE (this is our local homeschool group, we coordinate activities), HOLIDAYS/BIRTHDAYS/SPECIAL EVENTS, CONTACTS, and PRESCHOOL DAYS (we get together with other preschoolers one day a week).
I use clear plastic page protectors in some of my sections. Here you see coupons that are kept in the MENU/ERRANDS section. When it's time to grocery shop, I can check to see if we have a coupon for things on my list.
I also keep one in the FINANCE section. When a bill comes in, I slip it into the pocket. When it's time to pay the bills, I have them all in one place. I also keep stamps in this section. And a few years ago, I discovered this helpful printable from DonnaYoung.org. Each month, I list all the bills that are due & I'm able to check them off when they're paid. I can even record the check # or confirmation # if I paid online or by phone.
And the title I put on my notebook is pretty self-explanatory!
For more inspiration, you may want to check out this post over at I'm an Organizing Junkie! I found it while putting together my new notebook.
Labels: family, homeschool, menu planning, preschool