Sunday, January 18, 2015

Week 4: Home Staging Challenge

Welcome to week 4! 
This is the week to gather our list and the information we acquired from last week, and start organizing a timeline.

This is where we can start making our list look more organized in a spreadsheet. Hopefully you have lots of notes added to the original Master List. I like to organize on an Excel tracker so I can add some color for "like" action items. You can see, I've also added a date, however, I like to think of dates in terms of weeks unless I have an exact date scheduled for an install or appointment.

Taking the original list and duplicating it onto a spreadsheet can help bring to action some little items you may not have noted on your first list. Such as, "Cut trim on-site at Home Depot".

I also like to color action items that should be done together. For example, while switching off the breaker to replace a light switch in the mudroom, I will also switch out the pendant lights in the kitchen."- I colored both of those yellow to remind me to do them back to back.

Painting the walls and ceilings should be left for later, after any demolition work is completed. The timeline is meant to meet YOUR schedule. For example, if you're renovating a bathroom, you may be at the mercy of your contractor. That's okay, the goal of this spreadsheet is to make a note of every action item and ensure you have a plan for it.

Use this week to check off a group of 10-15 items. Keep like jobs together.
I'm going to be making a trip to Home Depot this week to purchase any needed trim pieces, electrical supplies, and also getting a few quotes on Kohler pieces. (I have a bath and basement reno to do)
I'll be filling in timelines as I source each item.

During this week, I'll be blogging about some "go-to" products from places like Home Depot & Lowes. Also, some ideas on wallpaper strategy. - Stay tuned!

And since we all have to be thinking about the new house as well, here is a little new house motivation to remind us what we're doing this for. ~



"Do not go where the path may lead, 
go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." 
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

{If you would like a copy of the excel template used for the spreadsheet, email me at}

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