With owning a home, comes a long list of responsibilities. Why not organize that list and help make your life a little easier? Home maintenance calendars are not only extremely popular, but also extremely effective in helping you maintain your home and keep your task list manageable. If you’re not sure how to go about creating yours, don’t worry. It just takes a few simple steps and you’re on your way. Our expert crew here at Handyman Connection of Tuscaloosa has put together those tips for you. Let us know how your calendar works out.
Create the List of Tasks
Develop your list of tasks and projects that you need to tackle each year around your home. That could be items as small as cleaning out the garbage disposal, to as large as completing a yearly home inspection. Start by writing down as many tasks and projects you can think of to make the list as inclusive as possible, and you can whittle it down later. Keep in mind that each home is different, so your list may be different from others. As you are writing your list down, keep in mind that the purpose of some of these tasks should be to be proactive and preventative tasks to help you stay ahead of any major issues or problems. You can also consult with your real estate agent, contractor, home inspector, or homeowner’s association for recommended and suggested tasks to include in your calendar.
Categorize and Organize
Now that you’ve put together your list of items and actions to complete each year, do your best to organize and categorize the list. Your categories can include frequency, related items, how large or small the task is, seasonality, and more. There are lots of ways to go about organizing the list, but you’ll learn what works best for you rather quickly. Also try to organize them in the most effective way. You can do that by choosing your categories based on sections or areas of the house to make sure you are using your time wisely
Plug It Into the Calendar
There are many options for the actual calendar. If you’re a more physical person with an actual checklist, purchase a monthly calendar and fill in the tasks, or print a resource that can be found online. If you’re more of a digital person, use an app in your smartphone or your calendar feature in your phone. Our crew recommends setting reminders ahead of time to help keep you on track for when the items and projects need to be completed so that you can manage your personal, professional, and home maintenance calendar schedules effectively.
Completing the Tasks
As you start completing your projects and tasks throughout the year, some things may come up that may require professional assistance. If that’s the case, make sure to give our crew at Handyman Connection of Tuscaloosa a call. We’re here to help.