How To Make Your Own Life Binder
Start writing a post
Student Life

How To Make Your Own Life Binder

Making sense of your life through the most type-A way possible.

How To Make Your Own Life Binder

An embarrassing chunk of my life has been dedicated to tearing through piles of mess in my room, trying to find that one thing that I forgot about. 

I was also constantly scheduling different things at the same time, causing many hurt feelings and missing appointments. Eventually, I just accepted that disorganization was a part of me that I could never change. 

Years later, I became engrossed in YouTube videos and regularly watched several channels. All of the people on these channels seemed so “put together” and planned. I longed for that kind of organization once again. That longing inspired me to search the internet for a solution. After scouring the web, I found the answer to my problems: The Life Binder. This exceptional organizational tool has helped me get my life in check and reduce my stress levels tenfold. 

Step 1: Buy your supplies 
Oddly enough, one of the most important things I did when making my life binder involved choosing a cute, patterned binder. It’s something you’re going to be looking at for a long time, so it might as well be high quality. You’ll also want to grab some tab dividers, especially if you will use your life binder to plan many different areas of your life. In order to save paper, I bought plastic paper protectors and dry erase markers. This will allow you to reuse the same print-outs by simply erasing the dry erase marker when you’re done. I would recommend buying the skinny dry erase markers because they’re easier to write with. 

Step 2: Find your printables 
This is the most vital step in making your life binder. There are hundreds of free printable organizing sheets available online, ranging from cleaning schedules to weekly meal planning. As a college student, I don’t have much use for pages having to do with home making. However, there are dozens of printables that will help you organize parts of your life that you didn’t even think of. 

Here is a list of the most important pages I have in my life binder: 

· To-Do list 

· Weekly cleaning schedule 

· Birthdays and anniversaries to remember 

· What to buy: wants, needs, and sizes 

· Weekly workout schedule 

· Books to read and movies to watch 

· Blog ideas 

· Website password log 

· Checkbook register 

· Syllabus for each of my classes 

· My requirements to graduate 

I found several of these print outs from the following websites: and I’m constantly adding pages to my life binder as needs arise. I also have a regular, small planner that I carry with me to lay out my weeks and months.

 Step 3: Organize your binder 

This is where you can start using your tabs to sort all of the organizational sheets you just printed out. I sort mine into School, Cleaning, To-Do, and Miscellaneous. Keep a little pad of sticky notes and a pen in your binder for any quick note-taking you might have to do. 

Step 4: Keep up with your binder 
Your binder will seem exciting at first, and you’ll hardly be able to keep away from it. However, as time goes on, if you’re anything like me, you will start to lose interest and slack on your organizing. It’s important to keep yourself on track by encouraging and rewarding yourself for maintaining your new, organized lifestyle. By following all of these steps you’ll be on the right track to be well-prepared for everything in your life.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.

Haunted Houses For Halloween In New Jersey

The Top Scariest Haunted Houses In New Jersey


Residing in New Jersey enables you to participate in various activities, and everyone has a favorite. In New Jersey, Halloween is also celebrated in a spooky way. There are many scariest haunted houses in NJ to celebrate Halloween. If you want to confront your greatest fears, Halloween Scariest haunted houses are ideal.

Keep Reading... Show less

Leaving My Backpack In The Library

Views about society and the stranger sitting right across from me


As a college student, my backpack is an extension of myself in many ways. It contains my notes, pens, and computer vital for my success in college. It contains the snacks and water bottle I need to survive long days on campus. It also contains the "in-case" items that help put my mind at rest if I forgot something from home: extra hair ties, masks, and that backup-backup snack. With so much in my backpack important to me and my life on campus, it is no wonder that I can get apprehensive about it when it is not with me or in my line of sight. And that makes me wonder.

Keep Reading... Show less

5 Cool Gadgets To Make Your Car Smart

Don't let this stop you from making your car smart. You can change the one you have using smart gadgets that transform your car into a smart car.


Cars are no longer just a mode of transport, where you only worry about the engine and how beautiful its interior is. These days, everyone wants to make their cars smarter, those with advanced technology systems. It makes sense for several reasons. It can make your vehicle more efficient and safer when you need to drive.

Keep Reading... Show less

The Inevitable Truth of Loss

You're going to be okay.


As we humans face loss and grief on a daily basis, it's challenging to see the good in all the change. Here's a better perspective on how we can deal with this inevitable feeling and why it could help us grow.

Keep Reading... Show less

'Venom: Let There Be Carnage' Film Review

Tom Hardy and Woody Harrelson lead a tigher, more fun sequel to 2018's 'Venom'

Photo Credit: Sony Pictures Entertainment – YouTube

When Sony announced that Venom would be getting a stand-alone movie, outside of the Tom Holland MCU Spider-Man films, and intended to start its own separate shared universe of films, the reactions were generally not that kind. Even if Tom Hardy was going to take on the role, why would you take Venom, so intrinsically connected to Spider-Man's comic book roots, and remove all of that for cheap action spectacle?

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments