The greatest binder ever! and no it's not for coupons
Photos of my binder
If your like me you usually get a few magazines, you read through them, see some ideals that you might want to try and you set it aside. Which now means you have a stack of magazines all with a few articles that you want to have to reference. That was me as well.
I get 3 magazines Parents, Family Fun and All you. All have different parents tips, money savings, health information, crafts to do with the kids, decoration ideals, fun party planning, etc. However, you may get magazines about wood working, home improvement plans with photos of things you might what to do, fitness magazines, etc. so whatever your interest are you can make the binder for.
I myself love to do crafts along with just learning new things to make life easier. My children are 4 and 2 and love to do crafts so I came up with a get away to keep ideals on hand. The best thing I have found is while reading the magazine if I see something I want to reference fold down the page or use a post it to mark it. When I have free time one day I'll take my stack and rip out the pages marked, hold punch them and file them away. I use a 3 ring binder with tab dividers and table of contents. The tabs are listed as follows:
Holidays (In holiday order Valentine's Day, Easter, St. Patrick's, 4th of July, etc.)
Everyday crafts (anything not holiday related)
Inside/outside games (fun summer games to play, example outdoor twister inside shuffleboard)
Treats (fun cookies/cupcakes to make/cake ideals)
Meals (quick and easy family meals)
Birthdays (Birthday theme ideals/ cake decorating suggestions)
Organizing & Cleaning (closet storage solutions/family photo organizing/house hold help & tips)
Money tips (articles about websites for saving money/investments/retirement & college saving suggestions/how to hire a pro for work around the house)
Items to buy (things that I might want to buy for friends or family/for the house/teachers, etc.)
Health (get fit tricks/vitamin information/beauty tips)
Trip planning (articles about places I might want to travel to example: Mall of American along with travel tips)
Manners (a few articles about what manners child should know & ways to teach them)
Homework help (Study suggestions/games to help learning be fun)
You can of course make any tabs that work for what you want to reference. I however LOVE my binder, it's so easy to find what I want. My kids love it because I let me flip through the craft tabs and pick what we should make, we usually do at least one craft a week.
It's a work in process and I'm sure as the kids grow more tabs will be added. So go ahead and start your binder, you'll be glad you did!
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