Learn how to create a binder for organizing baby product manuals, receipts and warranties. This binder makes a wonderful baby shower gift as well. Use my free printables, available in two color schemes, to help create a beautiful and practical organizational system.
Hello Crafty Friends! Today I am excited to share some new free printables with you that are perfect for organizing baby product manuals. I recently made this binder organizer to hold all of our baby product manuals, receipts, warranties. It is great for keeping everything in once place.
Having a baby means owning a lot of baby products! You often need to keep the information for each product in case you need to reference it later or in case of recalls. If you plan to resell any of your baby items, it is also really nice to have the manuals to include with the items. Finally, we received a few life time warranties with certain products like our crib mattress, and needed to save those too.
I created this binder for myself before my second child was due. Before that, everything was all over the place. This binder has been a time-saver when I need to reference one of our manuals. While it is true you can now look up almost any manual online, it is nice to have the specific one that came with your product as many change slightly with each new model.
A Great Baby Shower Gift
This binder has really been wonderful in helping me feel organized, which is such a great feeling when you have little ones at home. I wish I would have had this from the start with my first baby, which is why I think this a great gift for an expecting friend! As they are buying things and setting them up, they can pop the manuals and any other paperwork they would like to save right in the binder.
The Binder Printables
For this binder I divided my manuals into seven different categories. The printables are available in two color schemes, Soft Pastels and Colorful Brights. They can be downloaded from my Resource Library.
Supplies Needed for Baby Manual Binder:
- White cardstock to print dividers
- Page protectors
- Decorative paper – 12×12 for decorating the cover and making the tabs
- Paper trimmer or scissors
- Clear tape
Assembling the Binder
Step One: Download and print the section dividers, cover and spine.
Step Two: Decorate the cover of your binder and add the spine label. Trim a piece of 12″x12″ scrapbook paper to fit the cover of the binder. Decorate it with the printable cover page and insert it under the plastic.
Add the spine label to the side of the binder.
Step Four: Prepare each section divider. To make it easier to find each section, I added a tab at the top of each section divider. You can use store-bought divider pages but I find they sometimes aren’t wide enough to show when using page protectors.
To make the tabs, cut little strips of paper, 3/4″ wide and 2″ long. Fold them in half so they are 1″ and tape them to the back of each printed section divider. Then slide the pages into page protectors.
Repeat for each divider, each time moving the paper tab slightly to the right.
Step Four: Place all of your manuals into page protectors. If making this for yourself, place the product manuals, receipts, warranties – anything you’d like to save related to baby products, in page protectors and sort them by type.
At the very back of the binder, I have a couple page protectors where I have random tags and small instructions from other baby-related items. They aren’t quite manuals, and I’ll probably end up tossing them, but for now I am saving them and it works perfect to just throw them back here!
Yay! The binder is done and ready to be used or gifted to expecting parents! I felt so great after finishing this project and am so happy to have one thing organized and checked off my list.
Download the Free Files
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