Ahhhh….time for springtime “clean-up” around our home! Springtime is soooo beautiful…. but there’s also lots of cleanup to do. Anyone else have lots of small…or maybe large?…. household repairs, cleanups or “fix-its” on that list of “things to do?”…things that might be too complicated or specialized to do oneself?
We seem to have a variety of “little” things that need to be taken care of here in our home…electrical repairs, appliances, plumbing …they may be little, but they still seem to need to be taken care of! And some of them require specialized skills, which we don’ t have.
I’m not as consistently “motivated” as I used to be…
and many days where I notice that
“my get up and go, seems to have got up and…went” (June, 2011 post and ideas)….
and maybe a few challenges remembering what work has actually been done in the past few years??…. and who did that work last time??….perhaps needing to find some new, reliable repair people???
Okay….where to find all those sticky notes with names and numbers of workers to come out to help fix the problems?….oh those sticky notes! So hard to keep track of!
Soooooo…to help keep track of “who you gonna call???” … a few note keeping forms I came up with this past fall… (previous October post: “Who you gonna call?”…)….now all printed out and put into a binder…handy-dandy written information about what has been done…and for finding new people to do new work….
I’ve been filling in and using these forms and they REALLY help with streamlining the whole process of household repairs! Maybe they might be helpful to others, too.
Who am I gonna call????
sharing a few ideas I came up with…
sharing a few charts to help find and keep track of ….
Who? What? Where? When? How much it costs?
Finding someone to help with the work….
With luck, it might take only take 2 telephone calls…
A place to write down information as I make those calls
(and sharing them here, in case they might be helpful for anyone else)
We all have the names and numbers of good workers from past jobs….
or ideas about new people to try, too?
Maybe fill in this chart
and those names and numbers might be easier to find next time?
a “master” list
Sometimes, we already have a reliable person to help with the work…
a note sheet for writing down some information when calling that person…
I always THINK I’ll remember…but often don’t
What work DID we have done around the house this year?
Or last year????
And who did that work?
It all starts to blend together…a bit of a blur
Hopefully that job won’t need doing again for awhile longer?
We’ve been using these charts for the past 9 months…and they’re really helping!
….an organization and memory helper….
uh oh….guess I’d better get going and make a few of those calls…
So….who you gonna call?