New Home Binder + FREE Printables!

UPDATE: I’ve created a 14-page printable pack with updated worksheets, checklists, and planning pages, with more beautiful and clean layout, to make your move easier! These printables are also a great gift for realtors to give to their clients! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR SET FOR ONLY $8! (THREE cover options to choose from!)
 
Moving is stressful enough, without having to keep up with contact info & important paperwork. These New Home binder printables will help you keep up with everything you need for your move, in a simple & clean binder that stays with you throughout the process. Plus, this makes a great realtor gift!
 
So, the family and I are preparing for a move, and although we are super excited, it’s also a bit overwhelming.   So much to do, so many things to remember….
 
There's so much to keep up with during a move to a new house, so put all your paperwork in a New Home Binder. Keep up with receipts, contact information, warranties, measurements, etc and keep this one binder with you throughout the move.
 
As you know, I’m a HUGE fan of binders for keeping things organized.  I have a Family Binder and a Mini Personal Binder, both of which I use every single day.  Therefore, it’s only fitting that I have a New Home Binder to keep me organized during our move, and after!
 
A lot of people move during the summer, between school years.  I hope this information will be helpful to all those of you who are doing just what we are.  I’m including a few FREE printables as well to help you out!  🙂
 
First, gather your supplies.  Here is what I’m using (affililate links):
  • 3-ring binder – 1 1/2″ size (similar)
  • Multi-color Tabbed Dividers (similar)
  • 3-hole document envelopes (similar)
  • 3-ring zipper pouch (similar)
The 8 1/2″ x 11″ pockets are perfect for keeping together packets of paperwork.  For example, my mortgage loan documents are in one pocket, and I’m using the others for copies of the appraisal and home inspection.  They come 3 to a pack.
 
I really like the tabbed dividers.  They have a pocket on both sides of each divider for added storage and they are super sturdy.
 
I made a few printables and put some labels on my tabs, and voila!  A very organized New Home Binder!
 
 
Some of my categories include:  Calendar, Weekly To-Do, Contacts, Receipts & Estimates, etc.  Keep in mind, we will continue to use this binder as a reference long after we move.  I will be adding sections for home repair records, and for copies of home and appliance warranty information, among other things.
 
And, as promised, here are the FREE printables to help you organize your move:
 
{Cover}
 
{To-Do this Week)
 
I used two different sections on this one so I could write notes on top and phone numbers at the bottom, for example.
 
{Weekly Countdown}
 
This is hugely helpful!  I researched information and compiled a helpful list of things that need to be taken care of as we count down to our moving day.  I left room in each section to add items that may be unique to your situation.
 
Enjoy!  Now I’m off to do some packing 😉
 

UPDATED PRINTABLES WITH 3 COVER OPTIONS:

 
Moving is stressful enough, without having to keep up with contact info & important paperwork. These New Home binder printables will help you keep up with everything you need for your move, in a simple & clean binder that stays with you throughout the process. Plus, this makes a great realtor gift!
CLICK TO SHOP
Moving is stressful enough, without having to keep up with contact info & important paperwork. These New Home binder printables will help you keep up with everything you need for your move, in a simple & clean binder that stays with you throughout the process. Plus, this makes a great realtor gift!
CLICK TO SHOP
Moving is stressful enough, without having to keep up with contact info & important paperwork. These New Home binder printables will help you keep up with everything you need for your move, in a simple & clean binder that stays with you throughout the process. Plus, this makes a great realtor gift!
CLICK TO SHOP

20 Responses

  1. What a great way to stay on top of things during a move!! Great idea Kirsten!! The printables are GREAT!!

    Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality!!

  2. Gosh, I wish I were as organized as you! You rock! 🙂 The printables are great too. What program do you use to create your printables?

  3. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS! I have a fetish for organization and binders, too!! And on top of that, my family and I are moving this summer and this is going to be PERFECT!!! Thanks for working so hard on them and then making them available for FREE. so so awesome.

  4. Hey just FYI – We asked Wal-mart what they do with all of their boxes after they stock. They told us to come by any night around 11:30 or so, walk around as they stock, and ask for the boxes. We picked up a TON of free moving boxes this way. 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by the blog!!

  5. Hey there! If you just click on each printable it will open in another window as a large printable. Right-click and “save as” to your computer. You can print them on regular paper. 🙂

  6. Hi!

    Could you give me a list of the tabs that you use? I am a new homeowner and it has been an overload of information so I am very excited to start a binder just like this.

  7. Hey Krista! I’ve actually combined a lot of the info I had in my New Home Binder with my Family Binder, which I use all the time now that we’ve been in our home almost 3 years. However, I’d love to help you as much as I can. You might consider tabs for things like: new home insurance policy, appliance warranties & manuals, contacts (maintenance man, plumber, post office, etc.), utilities (list names, mailing addresses, phone numbers, and account numbers for easy reference), paint colors for each room in the house (maybe fabric swatches, too)… If I think of anything else I’ll let you know! Congrats on the new house 🙂

  8. wow! thanks for the quick response 🙂 This is my first time visiting your blog and I haven’t been able to look through it yet – I just found this binder on pinterest and thought it was a fabulous idea. I am excited to start peeking through everything! I am trying to figure out the color scheme for my house and how to organize everything.

  9. No problem 🙂 I put together a big Family Binder about a year ago and offer all 51 pages of printables for $5 – and I’m in the process of revamping that package to add a few more printables. You might find some of them helpful, too. I know it’s crazy stressful buying a new house! Here’s the info on the Family Binder, and if you want to sign up for the newsletter you’ll get a heads-up of the “refurbished” version coming really soon!

  10. A new home binder sounds like a wonderful way to stay organized during such a hectic time. A “receipts and estimates” tab is a smart topic to include.

  11. Great post! Binders were always there but never cared to use them to stay better organized and prepared while making a move. These folders will definitely make it easier to better focus on packing up rather than looking to find that odd document that is lying somewhere in the heap of papers. Many thanks!

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