Most of my friends might call me a mess. There's no rhyme or reason as to why I put anything anywhere. While my house is clean (most of the time), I couldn't tell you where anything important is.
My uber organized husband that loves me dearly. After he went to Iraq the first time and I had to have my mom sign for housing because I couldn't find my POA--thank goodness he knows me and gave her a POA--he decided he needed to organize me.
He made me an Everything Book.
It was the best thing he could have done.
He made categories, printed out nice little labels, and spent weeks scouring the house for every important piece of paper. There's a section on the car--titles, insurance copies, dealer information. One on each child--shot records, passports, birth certificates, daycare information, school information. There's a deployment section with POA's, orders, rear d information. He included banking, credit cards, cable, job information, etc. You name it, it's in this gigantic white binder--housing, camps, contact numbers, addresses, etc.
It's time to start updating it now that we are in a new location. He'll sort through the piles of mail I don't open and start putting in all the vital information that I might need while he is gone, and if I ever have to go anywhere important, this book goes with me. (He's also learned and gets more than one POA for me, just in case!)
I won't have to search for anything.
I'm thinking this time he might want to include ideas of things to do or maybe races I can train for? Maybe a list of books for the kids to read that he loved at their respective ages.
Do you have one of these books? What do you put in it that I am missing?
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