Home Management Binder - FREE Printables, plus how to set up your very own Home Management Binder. Just print and put it together!
Home Management Binder - FREE Printables
I'm not the most organized person in the world (Seriously, decluttering is my Kryptonite), but it really helps me to be able to see things right in front of me. A visual plan, if you will. I make worksheets and lists for all the big events in our life, and I've shared some of them here (like my Christmas Gift Planner, Grocery List Organizer, and Monthly Meal Plans).
Probably the biggest job I have, though, is managing our home. There are so many little things that can slip through the cracks! Which is why I wanted to share with you my little trick for keeping it all together, my Home Management Binder.
My Home Management Binder consists of 5 sections:
- Meal Planning
- Important Information
Each section has several forms in it that I fill in weekly or monthly. You can get the ALL of the worksheets for FREE by signing up at the bottom of the page. But first, let's go through, and I'll show you what each section contains.
The calendar section is pretty easy and straight-forward. Included is a monthly calendar, followed by a weekly calendar. I use the monthly calendar to fill out important out-of-the-ordinary dates, and I use the weekly calendar to fill in more of our daily schedule with specific times.
In the To-Do section, you'll find:
- a long to-do list that I use for on-going projects throughout the month. Basically anything that's out of the norm, such as things I have to make for the kids' birthday parties or organizing projects I'm working on.
- a weekly calendar to plan out my daily to-do lists, like my cleaning schedule or deadlines for work.
- a blank list in case some projects on my to-do list require some more extensive planning
3. Meal Planning
As you might know by now, I use Monthly Meal Plans to plan out our food for the month. It really helps us save money, waste less food, and stay more organized. Check out my Monthly Meal Plan page for more meal planning inspiration. My meal planning section in my binder includes:
- a weekly menu with spots for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack
- a grocery list planner to organize your shopping list after you've figured out your plan
- a freezer inventory checklist that you can use to keep track of everything in your freezer. I was amazed at the stuff that got lost in there before I started using this!
- a blank list that I like to use to make my "rough draft" grocery list before putting in the organizer
The budget section is the newest section in my binder. Last summer, Mr. Gracious had to take a couple months off from work due to an injury, and it really made me realize that we needed to buckle down and track our expenses and saving more responsibly. So in my Budget section, you will find:
- a bills checklist. Simply write in all the bills you pay every month and their due dates, and you can just check them off after you pay each month.
- a monthly budget to track the income that's coming in, your spending needs and plan for the month, and what you actually ended up spending or saving for the month
5. Important Information
The Important Information section is basically your miscellaneous section which includes:
- an emergency information sheet that includes the sections for phone numbers you might need in an emergency, like the police station, poison control, and insurance information.
- a contacts sheet for you to keep track of all the important people in your life
- a password log because with all the other things going on in my life, I have no brain space left to keep track of my passwords anymore.
- a blank list and a notes section to jot down your important notes as you think of it.
Some additional things you might need for you Home Management Binder
- A 3-Ring Binder - This binder is similar to the binder I use, or Click HERE to see top rated binders
- Dividers - These are the dividers I use or Click HERE to see top rated dividers.
- Colored Pens - I like to write different family member's schedule or events in different colors. These pens are my favorite, or Click HERE to see more top rated pens.
- Post-its - Post it notes allow you to move your schedule or menu plan around at a moments notice. I use both the standard sized Post-Its and the ½-inch ones.
Did you like this? Find more on my Organization and Meal Planning & Budget boards on Pinterest!
Now for the fun part!
You can get ALL of the sheets listed above FOR FREE by filling out the form below! Your Home Management Binder Printables will be mailed to the email you provide. They will be in PDF format, so make sure you have a PDF reader on your device to view.
Please make sure you check your spam folder if you don't see it! The email should be immediate, but sometimes we run into glitches. If you haven't received your printable pack after an hour or 2, feel free to email me, and I will send it over to you.
The Home Management Binder printables are copyrighted and for PERSONAL USE ONLY, not to be redistributed. Feel free to send your friends over to get their own copies, though!
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I use to keep. Home binder and I think I need to get back to it. I stopped during the summer and switch to just a planner but it don't seem to be working out.
Lot's of good ideas. I really like the budget planner. I think I paid a bill sometimes and didn't so that would really help me.
Your binder is so pretty and organized! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Home Matters Linky Party. I hope you will party with us again this Friday. #HomeMattersParty
A home binder is a great idea.
Thank you for sharing. I used to keep a home binder a long time ago and got away from it. I never thought of listing what is in the freezer to avoid tossing any food away. Great idea!
A home binder is the perfect tool for everyone. I will benefit; plus my family will too!
Now to get to my printer.
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I use to use a home management binder, I should do that again. Thank you for sharing yours with us!
I really need to get organized and this should help me get going!
Kristina & Millie says
Oh I need this in my life! I can't wait to print it out. Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.
Bill pay organization free printables please;)
If you enter your name and email address into the boxes at the bottom of the post, the whole packet will be emailed to you. Let me know if you have any questions!
I keep trying to get the printables sent to my email but every time i fill out my information and click the button its no where to be found in my inbox or any folders. please send me the printables so i can take a closer look at them to see if theyre the best fit for me
Before the printables are sent, a confirmation email will be sent. Double check your spam folder for me (if it's there, just click on the confirmation link and the printables will be sent shortly after that). If it's not there you can email me at [email protected] and I can personally forward it to you.
Trying to get more organized. Thank you for having this
No problem! I hope you love it!
Sandra Cothern says
I really need this. Do you offer the binder itself also or even available separately ? Or do we just buy any binder? Can't wait to do this. Thank you
Hi Sandra, at this time, I only offer the PDF printable version of this Home Management binder. You can use any binder to assemble. I've added a list of additional supplies you might need for your binder in the post. I hope that helps!
Nancy DeMaio says
Need something to help me stay on track - this looks good
Lana R Brandon says
I have a planner that I use for bills and to keep all info on bills and websites, but I do LOVE your binder and the way it's put together. I think I need pockets added but that's only me. 🙂 unfortunately I have been unable to find an email with the downloads. Can you please send me them again just in case? Thank you so very much!
The list currently has you marked as unconfirmed. Can you check your Spam folder? If it's there, click on the confirmation link, and it should send right over. Let me know if it's not, and I'll direct email it to you.
I am trying to get the printables, I've filled out the form you had at the bottom of your page, but when I push the SEND ME MY FREE PRINTABLE, nothing happens. I would really love to have them, they spark joy, like no other planner. Barb
Hi Barb, I just checked the form by entering my own email address, and it appears to be working. When you click, "send me my printables" nothing will happen on this page, but you should receive an email to the address you listed, almost immediately. Did you check your SPAM folder? There will be a confirmation email, just to make sure we don't have spammers entering email addresses for people who don't exist or don't want to receive the printables. After you click that link, it will send another email with the printables. If you still can't find these emails, please let me know. Email me at [email protected], and I can send you the printables directly.
Christina Mikes says
This is a great tool to have.
Jenny law says
I cant wait to print!
Kim Giermann says
I would love to get your printables!
Is the French version available?
No, I'm sorry.
Nothing happens when I click the subscribe button. I have not received any emails and I have been trying for the last 2 days. Can I get the forms personally emailed or how else can I receive them?
Hi Jessica, There must be something wrong with the system because when I run your email for activity it says it sent yesterday, you opened it twice, and clicked on the link. I will forward it to you from my email. Sorry
Ann Simmons says
I would like the free Home Management Binder and thank you!
You can fill out the form above with your email, and it will be sent straight to you!
Valerie G. Presser says
Please send me printables
Fill out the form with your email address above, and they'll be sent straight to you. Be sure to check your spam folder.
I LOVE your budget planner!! This will definitely help me track and organize my spendings and savings! Thanks?
Helen mayorga says
I have been looking for a calendar printable that is horizontal on one page! I really hope this one is the one I need!!' ?
Rachel Goodman says
I look forward to putting my binder together with your printables! They look great! Thanks!
Your hinder looks great, I need this in my life!
As does your binder 😉
Lol! Thank you 🙂
Tammy Wendt says
I would really love this to keep me organized Thank you
Ja Jones says
I'm really looking forward to setting up my Home binder. Thanks for helping all of us with your well-thought out ideas!
My pleasure 🙂
Barb Brandt says
I really want to have this planner. For some reason, I forget things I need to get finished, well I often find I procrastinate .
Can't wait to start 2017 organized! Thank you for your help!
Kara Gentry says
The perfect home management binder by far. Its exactly what I've been looking for and I can't wait to have some organizaion in my life.
How to Make a Home Management Binder
Carol Kovach says
I would love to get the free How to make your own Home Management Binder from The Gracious Wife.
Love the pirntables! So excited to organize.
Zoe Garnache says
Wonderful ideas that I look to implement.
send me my free printables
I love how this binder works!!
will it be sent to me because I commented and my email was left?
You need to fill out the submission form at the bottom of the post (above the comments) and click the "Send" button.
Beautiful idea...i appreciate ur idea and effort...great job??????
I hope this makes the job of a housewife much easier thanks you
Love the printable!! I don't know if I'm just not very good at this. But I wish there was a way to print just one page at a time kind of thing. I printed the whole booklet but I would like to be able to reprint certain pages to refresh when ready (ei: the calendar, weekly meal planner, freezer inventory list etc.). Like I said it could be that I'm new to this and not very good at it. But if anyone has any suggestions on how I could do this I would really appreciate it.
I love this idea and I tried making something like this myself but I just couldn't find the time to invest in it. So its great I found this one. I would also just like to say that this one you put together was the most organized, and visually appealing. I consider myself a pretty organized individual and any other budget and meal planner I had looked up to print off just didn't meet my expectations. Very nicely done! Thanks so much for creating and sharing!!
You can just find the page number that you want to print, and then when you hit print and a dialog box opens change the settings. So instead of the "Print All" option that is marked by default, you can mark the box that says "Pages:" and then list the page or pages that you want. So if you want pages 5, 6, and 11, you mark "Pages:" then type 5, 6, 11 in the box. Then hit print.
This is a great idea!! Cannot wait to try this!!!
Free binders pls
maria monzon says
please send printables without my debit card tx you
All of my printables are currently FREE. I would not and DO NOT ask for your debit card number. If you would like the printables just add your email address to the form above, and they'll be sent directly to you. That's it 🙂
I love this planner. Can the pages be shrunk down to a A5 size binder?
If your printer can be set to print on those size pages, I'm sure you could scale it down to fit in the printer settings.
It's great can I get tz one
Kathleen Alford says
Thank you for these free printables!
Biniam Tecleab says
Great binder it find it really helpful