WFMW — Organizing Household Binder
Posted by infinitygoods on November 13, 2007
I love to organize with binders. One of my favorite binder is my household binder.
In a regular school binder I put in sheet protectors and add all my household warranties, receipts, and manuals like the ones for my washer/dryer, my dishwasher, my air conditioning, my roof, my blender, etc., etc., etc.
In that binder I also keep information about who installed them or who repaired them, such as business cards of my plumber, bug exterminator, roofer, electrician, etc.
If a friend recommends a service provider, I add it in too, along with the name of the friend’s name, the date and any comments.
It’s not information we need often, but when we need it, we need it fast and we need to know exactly where to find it.
When I add something to it, I take a minute to look through for any obsolete papers which can be thrown out.
When it comes time to move, I can give all the appropriate paperwork to the new owners and I add my latest coupons for the local pizza and Chinese takeout for an easy moving day dinner.
I first saw this system used when I was a teen and my parents purchased a new home. The housing developer gave them just such a binder with all the appliance manuals, recommended service providers, local schools, phone numbers for cable, utilities, newspaper, etc. and my mom and I liked the idea so much that all these years later, we still use it.
I think Realtors could use this idea too.
It really works for us! It keeps our homes organized.
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