Creating a Household Binder – Necessary

From the Desk of Clearissa’s Command Center via Divinely Organized

How do you manage your household appliance manuals and warranty information? Personally, my system was a total hot mess. Frankly, the system consisted of all of the manuals and warranties stuff into a grocery store plastic bag.

Before PM Before 3 PM

When I began this project, I had a plastic bag full of stuff. There were manuals and warranties associated with appliances that have since gone on to appliance heaven and are no longer in the house. I even have a manual for an appliance that I gifted someone else in 2000. Wow, I am a manual hoarder. 🙂

Before 2 PMBefore 1 PM

I decided I could eliminate over half of the stuff/manuals in this plastic bag…and I was right. As I purged the old and outdated manuals and warranty information.


  • Large Ring Binder (4in or better depending on the number of manuals)      Free
  • Sheet Document Protectors                                                                          $13.79
  • Time (1.5 hours)                                                                                            Priceless


  • I began by starting with a purge, all of the manuals and warranties that were outdated were trashed
  • I then sorted the ones that were left by room as close as I could
    • Kitchen appliances
    • Entertainment appliances (phones, DVDs, TVs, etc.
    • Laundry
    • Small Appliances (vacuums, steamers, etc.)
  • In order to save on space and document protectors, I added two per protector back-to-back
  • Just for fun, I printed a page for the front of the binder


Viola, an organized household binder for appliance manuals and warranties. I like having everything in the same place and more important is knowing everything in the binder is relevant.

After 2 PM After 1 PM After 5 PM After 4 PM

What do you think, is this a viable option for other household important papers such as passports, marriage licenses, birth certificates, etc.?  What do you think?

The good thing is the price. As always, I love the projects that organize our lives but cost little. This one fits the bill as it came in for a whopping, $13.79. Not bad huh?

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7 thoughts on “Creating a Household Binder – Necessary

  1. Chris says:

    Great Post! I think I have been trying to do this for years I just have to get up and do it! How many of us have papers all over! Plus I would like to have a manual of the Electric/Water ect… in case I cant do something.
    Very well done!

  2. Clearissa Coward says:

    Thank you, Chris. I agree the only difficult part of this project is simply doing it. Hey the next time you’re chilling watching TV, just spread out all of the manuals and get er done. 🙂

    Thanks for the feedback.

  3. Clearissa Coward says:

    Hi Trisha, I hope you have as much fun as I did adding this to your life. With that garbage full of manuals and warranties gone, I feel 30lbs lighter. Let me know when your’s is done. 🙂

  4. Roxanne says:

    I really need to implement some of these ideas! I’m a manual hoarder too, is there a self help group for people like us? 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us at Pin-Worthy Wednesday.

  5. Clearissa Coward says:

    Roxanne, I think we are the self-help group. Just do what makes you feel good. And if organizing binders make you happy…well then organize your little heart out. Life is too short to be trying the good things. There are much more serious issues in the world. 🙂 Have fun with your binders. 🙂 I’m here for you.

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