Who here is a hot mess? Raise your hand!
I currently have both arms stretched to the sky. If you look up “hot mess” in the Webster Dictionary you see my face. Yep in my glory with a coffee stained t shirt and old mascara. I don’t ever try to hide that. They say disorganized people are creative people, so I’ll take it. We recently created a family command center in our entryway, I’ll share that soon, but we also have a Home Base Binder from Emily Ley that really helps too.
What in the world?
That is probably what you just said, right? What in the world is a Home Base Binder? It’s really just a binder where you keep all the important info. Birthdays, business cards, your budget, your grocery lists…stuff like that! It’s really nice to have all of that info in one central location for so many reasons. I pull it out every month when I do our bills to make sure we are staying in budget. My favorite part is the project tab though, funny enough thats my husband least favorite part.
Do I really need this?
The short answer, yes. Yes you really need this. I don’t ever promote something I’m not crazy about, ever. You could certainly make a binder yourself but the Emily Ley one already has everything done for you…and beautifully so. I don’t know about you but I am much more likely to use something that is appealing to my eye. Plus everything is done for you! Everything! No creating files yourself, printing, or putting it together. You have enough on your plate mama, learn to use those outside resources.
Add your own personal touch!
I have added a few things into the Binder to make it my own. The main one being our family mission statement. I got this idea from another mom a few months ago and I loved it. When starting up any of our businesses we always have to create a mission statement, so making one for our family only made sense. Having that statement in the front of my binder is a great reminder of what we are working for.
I even created a really fun and simple worksheet to help you create you families mission statement. You can download it here!