We were talking to professional organizer and mom of two Clare Kumar of Steamlife about what to do with all the paper clutter related to the kids. She revealed her secret: a home organization binder that includes activity schedules and information, a guide for babysitters, phone numbers for key people and emergency contact list, vacation checklist, city information such as garbage pick-up schedules and even a home and garden maintenance schedule. Even if, like us, you don’t have a home and garden maintenance schedule, you should think about stealing this idea and adapting it to make it your own.
“Having this information in a binder keeps everything in one place making it easy to find. Often this information is pinned to cluttered bulletin board, or stuffed in a folder and forgotten,” says Kumar.
Making this binder has eliminated those frantic last-minute scrambles for the location of your child’s next tournament when you’re trying to get out the door, says Kumar.
We like how this page keeps all those important phone numbers in one place so you have them on hand even if your cell phone battery is dead.