Now you’ve seen some before pictures of our new house, and clearly we have a lot of work to do! I knew I was going to have to put a system in place to help me keep track of all the paint colors, swatches, inspirational ideas, diagrams, and budgets I would be working with. But before we get to how I’m organizing all that, I want to show you how I organized all the paperwork of actually buying the house!
Here is the binder I assembled for all the mortgage paperwork. Since we did purchase a short-sale home – there was a ton of paperwork. There is a lot of paperwork when buying any home, but there is even more when buying a short-sale!
Ok –enough of the boring mortgage paperwork- now on the the fun stuff!
I decided the best way to keep everything straight was to divide up the projects by room. I had this accordion file folder that matched the binder I used above (both are from Target.)
I labeled each section a different room and that is where I keep anything I need to reference for that specific room. I also made a “General Tips” section. Here I file ideas and inspirations that could help with the house as a whole. Like an article of how to remove wallpaper! Obviously we can use that for every room!
Here are some of our color schemes:
I am using the floor plan of the house and diagrams I drew of some of our rooms a lot. I need to access them when I am at stores, like Home Depot, a store I am very acquainted with these days. On a separate trip to Target (I was looking for some new throw pillows for our couch – more on that later) I saw this! Perfect for holding the floor plans and diagrams AND has a clipboard on the front AND has a built in notebook for To-Do lists AND it matched all my other stuff. ME = HAPPY.
That’s how I’m keeping organized. Are you remodeling, redecorating or reorganizing? How are you storing all the information you need at your finger tips? Leave me a comment and let me know – I love hearing about other people’s organizational systems!
As always, thanks for stopping by and reading.
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