Thursday, November 12, 2015

Easy Organizing at Home

Keeping good records of all things related to your home and home repairs will save you lots of time, stress, and money in the long run. You may come up with a better system, but here is one that works for me: Get a large three-ring binder and divide it into the following four clearly labeled sections.

Section 1: Fixture or appliance receipts. This gives you the necessary information, date and place of purchase, model number, and so on, to order parts later on or take advantage of warranties.

Section 2: Repair receipts. This gives you a paper trail of the repairs done to the house and remind you who did the repairs. If anything goes wrong, you know who to hold accountable, and if everything goes right, you know who to call on next time.

Section 3: Owner's manuals for all appliances, fixtures, and tools.

Section 4: Notes on the colors, numbers, and manufacturers of the paint, wallpaper, and flooring in the house. The manufacturer no longer offers the color of the paint on my door moldings and trim, but my favorite paint store can still mix up a batch, because I have the original formula. Records like this will serve you well, over and over again.