I need a big binder to keep our life organized, the kind you can
slip school and activity papers into without having to recopy everything
down. So I got a normal one of the three ring sort, and I was very
organized; but things would fall out when I went places. So I moved up
to the zippered binder, and life was all good. Then I tried to go
out again and realized that after carrying a purse and baby, or more
often pushing the stroller, I had no hands left to carry a binder everywhere.
I tried to make it work for a while, looking like a juggling bear the
whole time, but after dropping the enormous binder on the babies head
for the third time I realized it was just not gonna work.
was not an option; I needed a binder with handles! For some reason
though moving up to handles comes with a big price tag. I guess there
are just a select few of us who actually need this level of
organization. Since I'm a very cheap frugal, and I didn't want to shell out the big bucks, I decided to try my sewing machine at making some handles.
Here's what I had to start with.
Luckily it worked perfect! I made the handles out of ribbon, cording, and rings. Sewed them all up and then stitched them to the binder with a denim needle. It turned out so cute! I decided to remove the logo from the front too, and make it look more purse-like.
I can now slip the handles over my arm, or the stroller handle, and be
off to every appointment/activity knowing I have everything I need.
Hopefully this should keep me organized for a while; because the next step is wheeling around a filing cabinet.