Home Improvement & Inventories
Do you struggle to keep on top of everything that needs to be done around your house? Are you a list maker? I tend to work smarter when I have a list of things that need to be done. Otherwise I run hard all day and crash at the end of the night…without having checked off the top things on my list. Now I know that there will always be days when the best laid plans go awry, it does get discouraging when it happens day after day.
Several years ago I created a home manual to help me stay ahead of the major jobs. Since then I have moved to the “device age” and now keep my manual in list form on my Google Calendar. Recently I was introduced to ListPlanIt.com and I have to say that this “list” site is almost a no brainer for those that are list junkies!
They have lists that can be downloaded as well as synced with all your devices that will make your life so much easier. It never fails when my list of sizes and clothing needs is at home that I find the absolutely best sale of the year! Of course!
The list planner I am working on now is called: Home ePlanner by Jennifer Tankersley
This eplanner provides everything you need to help you plan, organize, maintain, and inventory the contents of your home.
Your home is your sanctuary. A place you can go when you need to feel safe and comfortable. It is difficult to relax when your place of refuge is in need, or worse, in chaos. Home ePlanner has 50 pages of printable lists to help you tackle your next home project.
The introduction caught my attention with the comment that I have also wondered about.. How my granma always kept her home clean and neat. Of course, it is true that today moms struggle more with juggling everyone’s schedule, work, meetings, and homework than with mopping and dusting. Not that those things can be ignored, it just seems that there is never enough time to get it all done.
The List PlanIt Home ePlanner covers areas from Annual Auto Maintenance to Subscription Trackers, and Clothing Inventories to your Honey Do List.
OK, I started laughing when I saw the Guest Log form. But then I got to thinking about the people we have had stay with us and thought; oh yeah, I remember they liked … I can see how this list could not only serve as a way to remember guests from long ago but also a place to make notes about things should they come to visit again. Are they allergic to something? Did they really like the roses you placed in the spare room for them? Yes, I can see how this list would be nice to maintain.
As I worked through the eplanner, I kept thinking.. This takes away the panic of last minute things. Just like my planner for our school day, having a detailed list of things that are needed around the house will save you time, money and certainly stress. Think about it, if you know that sometime in November you are going to need to kick on the furnace, why not have it serviced in August or September – before you flip that switch and stand there listening to….nothing! You know that once the weather turns cold the repairmen will be slammed. This will result in longer wait times, higher service fees and more stress for you trying to find someone to come out and make the repairs.
Dental appointments are another biggie at our house. We have to coordinate going to the orthodontist first, then to the dentist and finally back to the orthodontist..every time the girls need their teeth cleaned. Try making those three appointments for two girls at the last minute. I have a reminder on my calendar to start calling to schedule these about six weeks before we need to get in to both offices.
I thought this eplanner covered all the areas that a young mom would possibly need in her journey to gaining control of her home. For the veteran homemaker, there are a couple of lists that would probably not be utilized but could be edited to another need. This eplanner is available through ListPlanIt.com. You can purchase organizational lists individually or sign up for a monthly subscription for access to dozens of lists.
Home ePlanner is available for instant download as a PDF product that includes all the worksheets and lists you might need to help you get and keep your home in order!
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