A big part of my days lately have involved getting organized, in every facet of my life. It’s all part of my No Excuses and Finding Balance journey for 2012. If I want to possibly accomplish everything on my “to do list” I *must* be organized or it will never happen!

Organization has a lot to do about healthy habits but great products, including office supplies,  can definitely help! Lately with all of the great ideas and recipes I’ve been finding on Pinterest I have wanted to create a recipe book & craft book idea for easy use in the kitchen so that I don’t have to worry about getting food and/or paint onto my precious new Mac! The Avery Heavy Duty Ring Reference Binder is perfect for my idea! It really is “heavy duty” and I could see it standing up easily to anything the kitchen or table could throw at it. I can easily print off things and slip them into page sleeves and keep them all nice and organized inside. Using the Avery Custom Binder Spine Inserts I’ll be able to easily label it so that I can pull it out from amongst my other binders at a glance. I also love that there is a sleeve in the front of the ring binder so that I can easily “pretty it up” by putting in some pictures of the kiddos or anything else that strikes my fancy. Maybe I’ll make some pretty scrapbook paper with the name of what goes inside.

 The Avery Note Tabs are super helpful for organizing as well! I love my tabs online and having them “in real life” is no less useful! I’ve been using them in the planner that I recently reviewed. I love it but how it’s set up the main month is usually separated from the day to day lists and it didn’t come pre-tabbed. Using the binder tab keeps me from fumbling through it all the time. They’re also transparent and can be written on–definitely plan on using that feature when I start doing research soon!

All three products have been super helpful and useful and I’m looking forward to putting my recipe/craft binder together!