For Day 1 of this little series I'll be talking about how I keep the projects organized. Now this little system just came about from necessity rather than awesome pre-planning. I had a piece of paper I had started using to write information on and it morphed from that into my folder.
You could totally get a binder, use dividers, zipper pouches and printables to track each thing. I did not have the time or inclination to devote myself to that.
But it would be pretty cool.
I just used a sheet of paper for each project (plumbing, electrical, windows). I put a sticky note at the top to act as a divider. On each page I keep contact info, quotes, appointment times and other notes. I also keep all receipts here. It has been nice for quick returns/exchanges.
I had these cute printables from my home management binder so I transferred over our to-do's, organized by room.
When it comes to making the calls and follow-up, it is handy to have all of the information at your fingertips. I wait until the kids are napping or quiet and make the calls. I log who I spoke with, the date and other information on each sheet.
I keep the folder in the dining room for easy access to check things off (woo hoo!) and see what's next.
It's a simple system, but it came together quickly and meets our needs. This could work for home repairs & projects, in general, not just getting it ready to sell.
Here is the link to the To-Do printables (and other freebies, too!)
This post will be over at Pampered Daughter, Thrifty Wife. Thanks, Sarah!