This is a tip I learned many years ago from a neighbor who has kids older than mine. It has been a sanity saver over the years!
If you have little ones at home, create a binder to keep their important information close by.
As they grow you will not even believe how many times you'll pull this out!!
There is so much paperwork that comes into a home, isn't there? - especially when you have kids in school - and it's great to have a system to keep you organized. I also keep my fur baby's info in this binder!
What you need:
3 Ring hole punch
What to keep in it - for kids:
Copy* of birth certificate
Progress reports and report cards
Sports and activity schedules
What to keep in it - for pets:
It doesn't have to be Pinterest-perfect!
The idea is to have important forms all in one convenient place. Registration for sports and camps usually require a copy of your child's birth certificate and health form. To me the health form is GOLD - it is a crisis if anyone's form goes missing because the doctor's office charges $25 for a signed copy. I keep several copies of both the birth certificate and health form in plastic sleeves in the binder for quick access when needed.
I also like to keep school info in here for conference time. It's so convenient to have standardized test reports, progress reports, etc. all in one place when a teacher conference is needed.
Sometimes when life is busy (HAHAHA.....that would be all the time) I just chuck whatever documents I want to add to the binder in the inside pocket for 3 hole punching and organizing at a later date - at least they are in the binder when needed.
*I keep original birth certificates (along with social security cards and passports) in a locked firesafe box.
This binder and my paint fan decks - I would be lost without them!!!
Look at the fur baby's mug shot......taken when he was still a pup.....the photo is distorted and cracks us all up!
That's your quick tip today lovelies! Do you have a system for keeping your family documents organized and handy?
A couple other ways you can stay organized with binders.....