Over the last few weeks, I’ve shared my binders and revealed how I modified them to suit my personal needs and lifestyle. It’s important to understand that no organizational product is going to work 100% for your situation – and that’s okay! It doesn’t have to be perfect.
My Sunday Baskets® and the Organize 365 binders are built with YOU in mind, which means you can adapt and modify the binders however you like.
Since you guys mean the world to me, I wanted to do something extra special for you. I have a gift (well, it’s more like four gifts!) that I want to share with you. Anyone who has purchased an Organize 365 binder will be eligible to receive the gift via email. If you haven’t got your hands on a binder yet, you still have time to qualify for this special gift, so don’t worry!
Those who know me well enough know that I’m a sucker for office supply stores. I love to roam the aisles and discover new paper solutions for my home organization projects. However, I can’t help but notice that other than fun colors and stickers, the planner and binder space hasn’t had a lot of innovation over the last 40 years. It's almost as if everything has just frozen in time.
It was this realization that made me think about my own organizing solutions that I had manufactured at home. Sure, I was using cheap scissors, construction paper, tape and hole punchers to get things done, but at least it was working. I had successfully eliminated the need for a filing cabinet, and that was my goal when designing the four main binders.
I had two main reasons for wanting to eliminate the need for filing cabinets:
It’s not if an emergency is going to happen, it’s when. At least if you have all of your important information in one place, you can quickly grab it and go.
So, what’s included in this week’s gift?
If you’re a caregiver for a child or an ill relative, you’ll find the Medical Organizing Binder to be very useful for your current situation.
The first free printable is the Daily Caregiver Report. We’ve also included a Caregiver Communication Log where you can record medical details such as dietary restrictions and medication, etc. so a healthcare professional or your child’s babysitter can see it and have the information they need to care for that person properly.
The third free printable is a General Health Tracker, which is great for tracking things like blood pressure, blood glucose levels, or weight. The final printable is a Mental Health Tracker, which was designed for those of you who care for someone with a mental health condition so you can document their behavior over time.
Whenever you first buy one of the Organize 365 binders, it will include all of the printables you need to get started. The additional printables are for more specific phases of life that you can use if and when required.
I have to be honest, I was a little selfish when it came to designing the new printables for the Household Operations Binder. These printables are definitely for someone who has teenagers in the house, so forgive me if you don’t!
We made a Teen Driver Log and a Graduation Party Tracker. We also created a Loaned & Borrowed Items Tracker, which can be used to record what items you have loaned somebody and when.
It was challenging to come up with new printables for the Household Reference Binder because I’ve been working on it for over 20 years and it’s done pretty well – if I do say so myself.
However, I wanted every binder to have something new, so instead of a free printable, I’ve included a free PDF copy of my eBook, "10 Weeks to an Organized Move." It contains some excellent tips and advice on how to make the moving process run as smoothly as possible.
In addition to the new Vehicle Information Tracker, we’ve included a Financial Communication Tracker that you can use for your taxes and other financial information.
The next free printable is the Celebration of Life & Funeral Arrangement Tracker, which is where you can record the things you would like to happen at the end of your life. You’ll also receive an Estate Executor Checklist with the Financial Organizing Binder printables.