I dont think I like that name very much. But that’s what the FlyLady calls it. Aby Garvey of Simplify 101 calls it a Command Central Binder. I like that better. But it’s very militant. I may have to pick my own name for it. As I actually put it together the name itself may miraculously come to me. It’ll probably be something really simple and straightforward like, “Mommy’s Head… Detached.” 😛
What I need to do is brainstorm what divisions I want in this binder. I want it to be a small one, too. A half-sized binder (5x8in) is easier to handle and transport than the standard 8.5×11 binder one usually uses. I can see why the standard one is used when most paper is in that size. However, if I want to be able to carry it around at times, I’d rather it be smaller. We’ll see. If I buy the smaller one I need to get all new half-sized supplies. Whereas, with the standard size, I’ve already got most of what I need on hand. And do I really need to spend the extra money?
So what categories would I put in my binder? I’m thinking something like this:
- Daily/Weekly/Monthly Routines
- Menu Planning
- Weekly Recipes + Shopping List
- Cleaning Detail & Chores
- Task List (Daily/Weekly/Monthly To-Do’s)
- Annual Gift Lists
- Emergency Contacts
- Business Cards from doctors, banks, etc.