Our life with three little boys is always chaotic - toys, snacks, homework, and laundry are always around and it makes me kinda crazy! I desire organization in everything. Out of habit whenever we're in the planning stages of a vacation I always find a folder or notebook to use as my catchall. Our printed reservations, maps, notes, packing list, etc. almost always make their way into the catchall then I'm able to grab it and go when it's time to leave. If I can find it buried on my desk. So I decided THIS was the year to dedicate one spot, one specific thing, to all of our plans. And of course I decided that we need another printable, because I just love how the others have turned out!
Through the boys' school supplies I discovered these wonderful heavy duty folders from StoreSMART - they are made of thick plastic, have a clear pocket on the front and back with clear half pockets inside. These folders seriously stand up to little kids' daily use for an entire school year, they are impressive! They also hold a ton of papers. Recently, with all the planning we've been doing I found myself throwing everything into this blue StoreSMART folder we had laying around so I finally decided to dedicate it to our plans and papers and it's been perfect!
I know what you're thinking, I just keep all that information in one place on my phone. You don't need to print everything. Well, knowing my luck my phone would be dead, buried in the car, or without signal. So I still like paper!
Now I'm able to spot the folder on my desk, throw whatever I need in there and not worry about digging around.