Organized Blog Planner & Multitasking Binder Giveaway

Winners are announced HERE!

I recently did a month long series on building a home management binder (since I LOVE binders and printables!), but I knew I needed something unique for keeping my blog’s paperwork in order.

I was asked to review a product called the Duo Multitasking Binder. It’s a combination of a binder and accordion file.  As soon as I saw it, I just knew that this would be the perfect binder for organizing my blog planning printables!

It’s a combination of a 1″ 3-ring binder, and a 7 pocket accordion file.  The cool thing is that there are two separate elastic bands to keep each section closed.  If you’re working on something in your binder, you don’t have to worry about papers falling out of your file.  Simply strap the elastic band over the little clasp, and your file will stay closed.  If you’re filing papers, your binder can easily be strapped closed.  It’s super simple to hook the elastic over the clasp, and it holds tight.

A few weeks ago, I was walking through Walmart and found these file folders.  I was so excited!  I knew they would be perfect for my new binder.  Do you ever feel like doing a happy dance when your shopping alone, or is it just me?

Aren’t they perfect?  Okay, maybe it’s just me, but I love plaid.

I whipped out my trusty label writer and used the clear label cartridge I got for Christmas. (You know, that’s a perfect stocking stuffer!)

This little gem is exactly what I needed to keep all of my blogging paperwork together in one place!  I love that I can keep my planner, blog calendar, and business contacts in the binder side, and still have plenty of space for files on the other side.  It’s a great spot to keep my tax receipts, copies of bills and other financial paperwork, giveaway and product review information, conference paperwork, and any other papers I need to keep that are associated with my blog.

On the binder side, I keep my blog planning printables.  I love having my planner together with other information I need related to my blog.

Sometimes you have paperwork that is best kept in a binder, and sometimes you have paperwork that needs to be filed.  This is the perfect combination of both, kept neatly together in one spot!

It would also be excellent to use for:

  • Coupons, grocery lists, and meal planning pages
  • Family medical information, shot records, allergy information, hospital and insurance information, etc.
  • School contacts, homework assignments, upcoming events, school projects, etc.
  • Budgeting, financial paperwork, bank statements, investment information, tax receipts, etc.
  • Household projects, estimates, contractor contacts, home/appliance warranty information

Are you curious about the printables that I keep in my blog planner?

How about if I give you the inside scoop on some BIG news!!!

You know I just LOVE sharing things with my readers, so…

…are you ready?

…are you sure?

I’m thrilled to announce that I now have a new Printables Shop!!

You can check my new shop here.

Since I’m just starting it, there’s not much there…yet.  I’ve got big plans for it and will be offering some of the most requested printables for very reasonable prices.  Does this mean I’m dropping my free printables?  No way!

Throughout the week, I’ll be offering 5 days of FREE blog planning printables (you can see them HERE) from my Basic and Complete Planners.  Plus, at the end of the week I’ll be giving away 5 Complete Blog Planner Kits!  If you’re a blogger, you definitely don’t want to miss this giveaway!

With all of this big news, I’ve got you covered on the type of binder you need for your blog planners or other home binders!  And, you’ll be happy to know that you can find the Duo Multitasking Binder on Amazon, Walmart, Sears, or Wayfair.  The price is great considering you’re getting two things for the price of one!  There are also color and style choices to match everyone’s tastes:

But there’s more sweet news!

I have teamed up with the makers of the Duo Multitasking Binder and will be giving away binders to


FIVE Fabulous Winners!

Entries are super simple: just log into Rafflecopter with your Facebook name, or just use your email address.

The Fine Print

  • 5 winners will be chosen randomly using to receive one Duo Multitasking Binder in their choice of color.
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Giveaway is open to U.S. residents only.
  • Giveaway begins Saturday, January 26, 2013 and ends at 11:59 p.m. eastern time Sunday, February 3, 2013.
  • Winners will be e-mailed and announced here on Monday, February 4, 2013.
  • Winners have 7 days to respond to e-mail.

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  1. kathy says

    I’m in need of a better system to organize my statements and bills !! I need a better system I love how you put yours together. I really need some advice how to put everthing in order.

    • says

      It would be EXCELLENT for a home party business! I’m adding that to my list of ideas in the post – thanks for the tip! I absolutely love my binder and I think you’ll agree after trying one. Best wishes, Tammy!

  2. Sharmin says

    I’m a sucker for a neat folder. I guess it’s the teacher in me that drools over pretty folders, binders, and notebooks! I hadn’t seen this one, but I can definitely see one in my near future!

  3. Janet says

    I love this binder filng system and your printable lists.
    I’m just starting to print them out. I need to get started on this NOW!
    Thanks for the info and for sponsoring this giveaway.

  4. Jill says

    Woohoo! Love me a fun freebie! Especially one that helps me get organized! Wonder which project this will be perfect for? I’m sure I’ll decide soon! Thanks!

  5. karen daniel says

    I LOVE your website. I have put your website info on business card blanks and I give them to the young mothers who take my self-suffiency class. The chatter each Thursday centers on what they learned this week, often the chatter is something they picked up on your site. The class is designed around Proverbs 31, Noble Wife. There are six girls in each class, the class is 12 weeks. Thank you so much for the ideas you provide and the gift of clutter free, chaos free living. Blessings young lady!

    • says

      Don’t give up, Barbara – I never won anything before I started blogging either. Then, I entered a few giveaways here and there and wound up winning two! You just never know. :)

  6. Jenni says

    Thank you so much for all your great ideas. Organization has always been a challenge of mine; it doesn’t always come naturally to me.

  7. says

    I really hope I am one of the five that win this. I have had my Home Management Binder for some time now & It’s the BEST thing I have made. It keeps me organized & that is great with 3 kids & my bills. You can never have to many of them. I even have one for Recipes. I’d love to do another Home Management Binder & a Craft Binder. Plus, I have a lot of great print outs from your site that help me even more! I recommend everyone to make a Home Management Binder & I love showing mine to friends & family that ask what it is. It’s great.

  8. Lisa Roche says

    I LOVE this binder!!! This would have been great to have when I was teaching! Such a cool and functional product that I know I will find very helpful for home and for my home based business!

  9. Cindy Brown says

    I absolutely love binders! I definitely want to work on getting all household paperwork organized. Sometimes I tend to be a little scattered-lol. I sure hope I win!

  10. Marcia says

    I would love to win one of these binders! I love binders and always looking for new ones (in bright colors) to use in children’s ministry. This one will be great for several weeks of curriculum and notes. Thanks for all the printables and tips, they are very helpful.

  11. Pat F. says

    These binders look awesome! My goal for this year is to finally conquer my organization problems once and for all and this would help greatly! Thank you for the giveaway offer!

  12. Tina says

    This is the only moment I’ve ever been sad that I live in Canada :( but I had to enter anyway!! The binder is so cute and unavailable here….maybe I’ll have to try to make one…love your blog and your pins…God bless!!

    • says

      Oh, Tina. I WISH I could offer giveaways to my Canadian friends, it’s just that there are so many prohibitive laws. Way to go thinking DIY though! Can you purchase one from Amazon? I’m not sure about the shipping to Canada.

  13. Shawn Williams says

    I love this binder! I definitely need this because we are moving very soon. Since we are military we have a lot to do for the move. This binder will help me keep all of our important papers together. And I will not have any trouble carrying it on the plane. Thanks for making awesome organizational tools.

  14. Liz McCord Gurchiek says

    I love you website! Just entered the contest and hope I can win. Your website is helping me finally get some organization going in our household.

  15. Kim says

    I hope I’m one of the 5 people! I’m getting ready to start school for Wedding & Event planning. So this would be perfect for me to hold my contracts and notes. Plus, when/if I open my own business these would be perfect for my client folders! Thank you for sharing! Hope I’m one of the lucky ones!

  16. Jessica Briggs says

    Thank you for a great giveaway! Even if I don’t win, I will be ordering about 3 of these – one for my party plan business, one for work (teacher traveling between 2 buildings) and one for home!

  17. Lisa Knight says

    I would love this! I would use to hold my grade book and papers to be graded to keep them with me when I go home. Thanks for the opportunity!

  18. Sandy P. says

    I love your HOME binder soo much that I’m making one up for a friend of mine for her birthday! She can’t wait to get it. Thank you for your printables and can’t wait til you email me to say I’ve won this new binder/accordian combo thing!!! :)

  19. Misty Sheeley says

    This binder is the coolest new thing…hope I win!!! :-) :-) :-) Love to be able to buy some… for financial, medical, pets, organization…..yep I sure could find a million different projects to use these with! Great idea!

  20. says

    This would be great for keeping up with each school year. Three kids, monthly papers, assignments, school calender, etc. And clean out at end of school year to be ready to start again!

  21. Misty says

    Love this binder and the plaid folders are adorable inside. And I agree, label tape IS a perfect stocking stuffer!

  22. Jeramie Tolbert says

    I hope I win!! This would be so helpful with meal planning and monthly budgeting! One for tax purposes too.

  23. Nancy says

    Ran to my Walmart for the binder and the SUPER cute plaid file folders!! We must like the same kind of stuff. Couldn’t find either :(. Soooo now I’m really hoping to win!!!!

  24. Kay Benthin says

    Trying very hard to get the paper work part of my life way more organized. The binder looks like a big help.

  25. Sandy M says

    Your site is beautiful and so helpful to me. Organizing in ways that are practical as well as lovely is helping me to be more consistant.

  26. Inez Foreman says

    I just love your blog, and I would love to win it would be great to be able to organize everything. I hope you pick me I could use to for some many great ideas.
    Thank you,

  27. Cindy says

    These look awesome. I ordered from Amazon and they only had two colors left – I bought 1 each! Can’t wait to try them out. Thanks!

  28. Catherine Beckwith says

    I love this binder. I want a place to record the “treasures or junk” that I am saving for my children to have one day. ie the vase that Great Grandma gave to me and maybe a little story of her to let them know a bit of her life.

  29. T. Rich says

    I like the pink and the green one. They are all so pretty. I love this idea and way of organizing. I hope I am one of the lucky ones that win. :)

  30. Queenie says

    I am fairly new to this blog, and enjoy your posts and printables – thank you! I went to our local Walmart and could not find these binders. I will continue to look for them because they are a great idea!

    • says

      Queenie, I have been told that they will be restocking on Amazon today. There was such a great response that they sold out. :) I hope you can find them soon. I’ll post on Facebook when I am sure they have restocked.

  31. says

    Hi Ginny…..

    These binders are awesome! I love your home binder, so I know I will love putting this to use with my 2 preemie boys, as well as in my 31 Gifts home party business. I think I’m going to need to get more than 1! Hopefully I can be 1 of the lucky 5, so I only have to purchase 2! Thanks so much!

  32. shelley says

    Looks like a great tool for my daughter who has trouble organizing her school work…..hope to win it as Amazon shows it “out of stock & don’t know if they will be getting any more”….

  33. says

    Hello! I am such a new fan of your blog. I’ve been subscribing for a while but really putting actions into play recently with the start of the new year.

    I think I might be a little confused (very likely!!) – I entered the binder giveaway, but I also noticed you mentioned that you would be giving away some blog planner printables. I’ve been faithfully checking back in over the last few days, but I’m not seeing those on your blog or in the shop – did I misunderstand?

    I am desperately needing a new blog plan/editorial calendar to track all the thoughts jumbled in my brain, and would love to use yours!

    Thanks so much for all you do,

  34. Nana says

    I would love to win one of your awesome folders. I love paper but in it’s proper place. My friends tell me I am an “analist” with my organization and I love it.
    As long as I am happy.

  35. Joanna Vanderkooi says

    Thank you for the chance to win one of these binders! I will most likely give it to a young mother who could use it even more than I, if I win one. Blessings! 😀

  36. Kathy Bracy says

    this is the first time I have ever tried to win from a blogsite, Ginny!! I am so hoping to win one of the binders. Thank you so much for the giveaway! I would love to have one to store and organize my scrapboooking and crafting projects. They look awesome!!

  37. Chequita Burgess says

    What a great binder! Paperwork…. my biggest struggle! Thanks for the chance to win this wonderful give-a-way! :)

  38. says

    Love all the tips you offer on your blog…and the wonderful giveaways. I’m an organizing junkee, and your ideas and printables are top-notch. This binder would be useful for so many different things.

  39. Wendy Reynolds says

    I seriously need about 10 of these to keep my home businesses and home life all straight! I’m hoping to win 1 and also find them at my local Walmart. I’m not fond of paying 8.99 in shipping!!

  40. Leigh Ann says

    I so need one of these! I love anything that makes life more organized, and your site is filled with wonderful ideas!! Thank you so much!

  41. Donna-Marie Sloma says

    I just love your posting, your post and organization ideas are just what the Doctor ordered!
    Have a wonderful day!

  42. Stacy Theobald says

    I completed all 6 requests. They are all checked as done. I couldn’t see if that is all I needed to do. I thought maybe there would be a submit button but I didn’t a one.
    Thank you so much for all your time you put into helping others to get organized.

  43. Sarah M. says

    Saw your blog through a pin on Pinterest, and love your printables! Went ahead and bought the binder through Amazon, and love it. I’m in the middle of some projects for grad school, but my first non-school project will be to set my beautiful binder up! Thank you for presenting this information to people like me, who need a bit of structure!

  44. pamtx says

    Hi! I just got my binder order and have a question for you. I got standard letter size folders, and it’s very tight to get them in the slots. Did you have that problem too? Or are my folders just cut too big? I was thinking I might have to trim them down by an 1/8″ on one side to make them easier to get in and out of the slots.

    • says

      You’re right, Pam! I didn’t even notice it because the folders I used fit perfectly, but I tested it with a regular manila folder and it was a bit tight. It sounds like trimming them a little is your best bet. :)

  45. Lisa Knight says

    I didn’t win one, but that is okay! Thank you for the opportunity because I wouldn’t have discovered this wonderful product. I am a teacher and plan on using mine to hold my grade book. My 16 year old saw it and wants one for school!

    • says

      You’re welcome, Lisa! I don’t know if you saw it, but the makers of the Duo Binder are advertising on my site now and offering free shipping on the binders through the end of February. Their ad is in the sidebar if you want to check it out. :)

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