Okay, you all know that I’ve published The Joyful Organizer’s Guide to a Joyful Move. Its designed to help you move stress free. And while I’ve collected customer feed back for years on the guide, I’m actually using it myself for the first time. I’m in love with the way I can keep track of appointments, what address changes I’ve sent, etc.
Since we also on a renovation project, I started a notebook with divided sections to keep track of everything. The sections I’ve created for myself are:
Items to buy (not today but before the project is complete). Keeping this list allows me to keep track of what I need to research when I have the time to do so here and there.
A to do list for each area, written down in the order in which things need to occur. While these lists will change, its good to have an idea of where I am in the process.
I have a list of items I’m donating or selling that are from my old home. As most people do, I’m getting rid of a lot of stuff before I move. We will be storing some of our possessions until we move again and I can’t see the point of keeping anything I don’t LOVE. Its liberating but there will be another blog entry on that later on.
I have a measurements section where I can write down the measurements of the areas we are working in; the closet, the bathroom, etc. That way I always have them with me. You never know what you are going to need the measurements of. It seems I’m constantly at Lowe’s wondering about something back at the house. This way I have all of the information at my fingertips.
I have another shop list for that day. Things I need to go out and get as soon as possible. These could be items that I’ve researched and purchased or these could be small items like tile grout or lightbulbs.
Finally I have a daily to do list. These are the items that I must get done that day. I will admit I also tend to have a “tomorrow” list of things I know I can’t squeeze in today but they need to get done right away.
I also have a plastic folder for paint chips, receipts, etc.
I carry this “bible” with me all the time and thus far, its been a lifesaver.