In our quest to make our house the best it can be, we decided having one dedicated notebook would be really helpful as we budget and decide on our home improvement projects for short and long term.

img_0025-3The new Erin Condren (get $10 off with this link if you create a free account) dot grid notebook is perfect for this information! It came today in the mail so I figured I’d share a sneak peek at how I’m setting it up. In my classroom we always used ISN’s, or Interactive Student Notebooks. These always include numbering all of the pages and having a table of contents, so I

img_0024-2decided to set this up in the same manner to keep things organized. I love how slim these are. They’re easy to throw in my purse if we’re going out window shopping, and I can keep it handy to refer back to.

I’m planning to print pictures, put in stuff from magazines and catalogs we get, and information that can help us plan and keep track of what we’ve done in the house so far, and what we plan to do in the future to the house.

Here’s a peek at our table of contents!

I’m so excited to have time to set this up further during nap time!

How do you stay organized when it comes to home information? I’d love to hear your ideas! Let me know in the comments or on the Modest House facebook page!Pick up your own dot grid or lined notebook here! *affiliate link


10 comments on “Home Improvements Notebook”

  1. This is a brilliant idea! I’ve got a notebook with a grid section, and I didn’t know how to use it. I think I’m going to use this idea for those pages!

  2. I’m loving this super-efficient system! I have a bullet journal but hadn’t even thought about using it for this, so thank you for inspiring me!

  3. This is a great idea. It’s only recently that I’ve really realised how important organisation. Having thought I was really bad at it I now discover how much I love it 😊 thanks for this article, have you written a follow up one to say how you’re getting on with it? I’d love to know. What changed would you make compared to when you started?

  4. Omgosh! To be this organized w our home improvements. We bought a house built in the late 70’s and have been redoing it a little at a time…It feels like all the projects are all urgent and all need to be done at once! And can I confess I like this idea better than Pinterest?

    • Thank you! I love Pinterest, but I agree I like this better. Sometimes Pinterest is so overwhelming I miss the days of just cutting out pictures and keeping them somewhere, or saving them in files on my desktop for inspiration! Plus this is always with me, which is great! Thanks for visiting 🙂 I would love to see more about your renovations!

    • You totally can be! It seems intimidating, but carving out five minutes a day to set it up is well worth it in the time you save hunting around looking for stuff, at least that’s been my experience! 🙂

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