Organize Your Holiday. Create a holiday binder to organize everything holiday-related for a relaxing and calm holiday season.
This new series, Organize Your Holiday, will help us get ready for the busy holiday season ahead of time so that we can slow down and enjoy all the magic of the season.
To get started today we are going to begin by gathering up the supplies to create a holiday binder.
I love to use binders to organize because they are portable and easy to set up. They don’t take up much space to store either! Once we create our holiday binders, they will be a great resource for many years to come.
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Start by choosing a binder. 1 – 2″ binders will work best for this project. You can choose a plain white binder and print out the cover and spine below.
Or you can choose a pretty fabric-covered binder like the one shown below. I purchased it from Target. The only drawback is it doesn’t have any pockets.
Whether you get a plain binder and print out the cover or purchase an already pretty binder, making it look nice will make this project more fun and keep you motivated. And if we have to keep this sitting out on the counter or on the desk (which we want to do so we actually use it) we also don’t want it to be an eyesore.
You can even dress up a plain binder with scrapbook paper and stickers. Choose whatever works best for you.
Next, you will need page dividers for your binder. You don’t want to have to sift through all the paperwork that is going to end up in the binder.
Now is the time to think about what categories you might want to have in your binder. This will help you decide how many dividers you will need.
I like having dividers with pocket folders. It gives me extra space to put things if I don’t have a chance to punch them yet. And also, if you are using page protectors this allows the tabs to stick out beyond the protectors.
Ideas for Holiday Binder Sections:
- Menu Planning
- Contacts/Address Book
- Home Decor
I am not going to tell you how to label your dividers because we each need to make the binder work for our own families.
Use Page Protectors
I also like to keep page protectors on hand. I use them if I don’t want to punch a hole in something. And I also use them for re-usable checklists I may create.
Free Printable Holiday Binder Cover
This printable includes both the cover for a holiday binder and the spine. You can cut the spine to fit any size binder.
Download: Binder Cover
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This post is part of the Organize Your Holiday series. Create a holiday binder to organize everything holiday-related for a relaxing and calm holiday season.
- Watch the video on how to set up your holiday binder.
- Purchase the Printable Holiday Binder Bundle in the shop!
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