Homeowner’s Guide for Keeping Projects Organized

Homeowner’s Guide for Keeping Projects Organized

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Whether they own a six-bedroom ranch-style home or a one-bedroom townhouse, every homeowner has a dozen or more home improvement projects they want to complete.  

There are numerous ways to improve your home and make it a place that feels uniquely yours.  

However, it can be all too easy to lose yourself in a sea of home improvement desires. You can wind up dreaming of so many improvements that you fail to get anything done.  

If you want to get serious about home improvement, there are a few key steps you must take.  

In this article, we will go over some actions you can take to keep your projects organized and on schedule.  

Prepare for Home Improvement 

Before you pick up your first tool, you must have a plan.  

Many homeowners get a flash of inspiration and begin renovation without looking at the bigger picture.  

The first step you need to take is to create a master list of all your renovation plans. You can do this on a spreadsheet, a word processor document, or even a sheet of paper. 

Keep this list as a living document. Every time you have a flash of inspiration, write down your idea. After a short time, you will have a long list.  

Determine the largest and most important projects first.  

Issues that threaten your safety or the health of your home should be prioritized. This includes issues like removing lead paint, asbestos, replacing a faulty furnace, and repairing your home’s foundation. 

Once you have an idea of what must be done immediately, start to make a plan for their repair. Break down each facet of the job into steps.  

Determine if you need to hire a professional, or if these jobs can be done yourself.  

After you have a plan for the big jobs, look at your master sheet to see which smaller jobs can be done in conjunction with your big jobs.  

Do you need to tear up drywall to make electrical improvements? That’s the perfect time to give your wall a fresh coat of paint. What about that crack in your foundation? While you’re having a pro fix it up, it’s the perfect time to install the carpeting you’ve always wanted in your basement.  

If you can take multiple tasks and combine them into one large project, you will save more time in the long run than if you had undertaken each task separately.  

Make sure you have a disposal plan for any debris left behind and apply for any permits well in advance.  

If you’re not sure if you can handle a job, hire a professional. If you take on a project that is too big, you will only make things worse for yourself in the long run. Not only that, but a pro will make organizing your projects all the easier.  

Make a Plan that Works for You 

Every homeowner wants to renovate their home in some way.  

The tricky part is making sure all your projects are organized.  

Making a spreadsheet of your ideas is a good start, but a comprehensive home renovation plan goes beyond that.  

If you are doing any significant home renovations, be sure to consult your Homeowners Association well in advance to ensure that all your plans meet the rules and regulations of your community.  

Management Plus always makes sure that their HOA’s rules are clear and concise to reduce any confusion on the end of the homeowner. Reach out to Management Plus today if you are considering undertaking any home improvement projects.