House the Home. You buy a House and make it into your Home. This guides you through how to start and progress to a personal haven for your family. Visual Guides, 3D Interior Design, Prioritizing work, Snag lists, Comparisons will add to making it a comfortable Home.
HOUSE then HOME
You move into somebody's HOUSE and then you make it into your HOME.
Don't re-invent the wheel
1. Start off with Surveyors Report
2. Copy onto A3 paper i.e. L/H Surv. rpt R/H side What needs to be done and when.
3. Put on Snag List
DETAILED TASKS e.g.
Column 1- Priority A1-A10, B1-B10, C1.....E10. e.g. Roof
Col 2 Task; e.g. Replace tiles
Col 3 Tradesman; e.g. Roofer
Col 4 Materials; e.g. 6 roof tiles
Col 5 Start; e.g. Jan 6th
Col 6 Finish. e.g. Jan 7th
These column can be Sorted or Grouped by each Tradesman etc but remember the logical order e.g. Electrician rewiring before Plasterer before Painter. Plus consider season i.e. Indoor work best in winter
SEASONAL TASKS e.g.
Column 1- Month e.g. Jan - Dec
Col 2 Task; e.g. April - Cut down Apple tree; Lay Lawn
Col 3 Tradesman (if required); e.g. Tree feller
Col 4 Plants / Materials; e.g. Turf
Col 5 Start; e.g. 1st week Tree 2nd week Lawn
Col 6 Finish. e.g. 1st week Tree 3rd week May Lawn
THINGS TO DO BY MONTH e.g. Seasonal priority through year - clean tools, sow seeds, pricking out, harden off, plant out, prune, composting, fixing etc
GARDEN COLOUR & TO DO LIST (as a second tab to above spreadsheet) e.g.
Column 1- Common name e.g. Honeysuckle
Col 2 - Botanical name e.g. Lotus corniculas
Col 3 - Position e.g. Use a simple grid system A6 L/Hand side
Col 4-15 Month's of year i.e. Jan-Dec
You can then Fill in the row cells of the colour of the plant e.g. above flowers May - October.
This gives a Quick visual guide of when the garden is at its best. You can also use to chart to state the best time to prune, take cuttings or separate a certain plant at a glance
Daily - feed pets, clean toilets, surfaces, check car tyres etc
Weekly - refuse collection, light clean oven & hob, car clean etc
Fortnightly - cut grass in season, clean fish tank
Monthly - windows, kettle, dishwasher
Quarterly - declutter cupboards
Bi-annual - declutter and sell
Yearly - Review Snag List