Our Family Notebook is one of my most important tools. It is great for finding a place for all those loose but important papers. Ours is a binder that has plastic page protectors so I can slide anything I need in. The first page is a list of information and important number. You can leave that page open for babysitters or use it yourself to quickly find the number to the doctor's office or your favorite take-out. Next, there are a few pages that outline my weekly cleaning schedule. They list things around the house that must be cleaned everyday as well as giving me some options of random things that I need to get around to every once in a while. I keep a monthly calendar in there as well as our yearly family goals. I also have important information about our dog, like her vaccinations and information from her breeder.
In the front pocket I keep upcoming event information like invitations to weddings that we have already responded to and fliers from my daughter's school that I need to get to later. In the back pocket, I keep coupon magazines I get in the mail from local businesses. It all stays neatly on my counter and helps me keep up with everything in our family's life!