You all are so sweet. Thank you for your questions and comments regarding my organization system. I have received numerous questions about how I organize my binders so I am going to share with you today. I hope this isn't overwhelming.
1. Get a label maker - I label everything from my binders to my kitchen cupboards to basement storage. Having a place for everything keeps a family organized.
2. Figure out what each person needs in his/her binder and label each divider. I try to keep the binders very simple. Below I've photographed my daughters binder. Her main categories are School, Health and Activities. I have five sub dividers for her class list, her school forms/paperwork and her activities which include piano, dance and gymnastics. I keep contracts, instructer information, as well as the time/place of the lesson so that anyone could come into our home and easily see her weekly schedule. If you homeschool/privately tutor you might want include a divider for each academic subject to help keep track of progress.
I always use my label maker for dividers because I can peel off the labels and replace with new ones as my family grows and schedules change.
I use the same format for everyone in our family, including our animals. I just customize them all for each need.
I also keep incidentals in a pocket in the rear of each binder. For ERH, I have a permission slip notepad as well as personalized clothing and school supply labels.
Permission Slip - Mom Agenda Clothing Labels - Mabels Labels
Other Binders - I have a binder for holidays as well as housekeeping. My holidays tabs are just the general holiday name. Under each holiday name, I keep a menu, a spending worksheet and anything else I need. For example, in the Christmas divider I have menus, spending worksheet, holiday card list, event schedule, decor schedule, giving list, volunteer list and baking list.
My housekeeping binder is divided by daily, weekly, monthly and seasonal tasks. These will vary for each household.
In conclusion, the binders hold the detailed information that the wall calendar cannot. The wall calendar is for our abreviated schedule and the binders help me run the schedule.
I hope this helps. Nothing is ever perfect however, having things organized keeps our household running smoothly.