Sorry I have been MIA! I have had a busy week and tons of snow! But I am going to give you a look at my binder! I am sure this binder will change the longer I live this life so be prepared for an update about next January or earlier. This may turn into 2 parts because my binder is quite big and I want to make sure you all get as detailed information as I can give you!! I got most of my things from this Army wife’s blog and I just adjusted to the needs of my family! She had really great links to printables so I will include those for you and if any of her’s are broken or do not exist anymore I will (hopefully) find you new ones! I will add photos if I can figure it out!🙂 So here is what my binder looks like. It is just plain black because all my binders are different colored. My PCS (Permanent Change of Station) binder is white (look for a future post of this one as well!) and smaller so I know exactly which is which. All of my numbered categories have a bigger size divider and my alphabet categories have smaller ones since they are with that subject.
What’s In It:
- Lots of dividers
- Page protectors
- Yellow Envelopes
2.) Legal Documents
a.) POA (Power of Attorney): There are multiple types so make sure you do your research and ask the advice of the Attorney you get your papers from.
c.) Copy of SGLI (Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance)
d.) Marriage Certificate, divorce papers, adoption papers and custody papers.
e.) Mortgage and Lease papers
a.) Copies of Military ID’s, Voter Registration Cards
b.) This is where I put one of the yellow envelopes for papers that can’t be 3-hole punched (SS cards, Birth Certificates, marriage certificate and passports.)
a.) Budget (here is a PDF form you can print off to help you)
b.) Bills. This is where I wrote a list of all of our online bill accounts with ID, passwords, account numbers, and security questions with their answers.
c.) Card Information (Debit/Credit Cards. PDF file here)
d.) Bank Information. Website Username/Password, Security questions/Answers. Here is a PDF file for you but I just wrote mine down on a piece of paper since we will be changing banks before we leave.
e.) Insurance Information (Numbers to call, Policy Numbers)
f.) LES (Leaves and Earnings Statement)
a.) Family Contacts (Address, phone numbers)
b.) Military (I will put the printable here for you since it is AWESOME!)
c.) Babysitter/Day Care Info (the usual Names, Addresses, and Phone Numbers)
d.) Maintenance (Type of repair, Name, Phone number and business hours. Here is your file.)
a.) Medical. My daughter’s pediatricians office always prints off a visit summary for me with her shots she needs next and things so I put that here. When we go to move to our FDS her shot record will go here and so will the next baby’s since I am pregnant now and due when we move.
c.) School. I put another envelope here because I didn’t want the only copies we have of things to be 3-hole punched but you can make copies and just stick them in your binder.
d.) Military Awards
7.) Automobile (this is a very good printable to use)
a.) Doctors List. For each person in the family if you all have different ones. Make sure you include phone number, on call service number if they have it, name and address.
b.) CYS Information (Child and Youth Services) I am new to this part so I would assume whatever post you are on you would just get the names and numbers. I will update when I get a better understanding of it
c.) Family Plans. I love this PDF file, it is my favorite of them all because it helps your sitter better understand what your child is like at that particular time if they only watch them every once in a while.
d.) Disaster Plans. Make a plan for each type of disaster (tornado, hurricane, snow storm) and what you will do when it happens.
9.) Calendar. I prefer full, side by side calendars so I loved this one I found on Pinterest!
I preferred the clear dividers just because I like to see everything! I had to 3-hole punch the envelopes but they fit very nicely into my binder, they do poke out the top a little but it doesn’t bother me and it fits all of the documents I need to put in. That’s pretty much it! I put a bunch of page protectors at the end of the binder so they were readily available whenever I needed them. I put one copy of POA in one and his orders. His orders right now were just the Enlistment Documents but then I have everything I need right there for now on the front page. Don’t forget that you can change this however you want! That’s what I did! Mine is not exactly like the other bloggers but it fits what is good for my family right now which is most important! Do what works for you right now because you can always add to or take out what you do and don’t need! I hope I helped! If you have any questions just ask me!!