Have any of these scenarios happened to you? Last winter I had to call a plumber to fix our ice maker because it was leaking. I found several plumbers online, made a bunch of calls and found a great guy who was very reasonable, nice and did a great job. perfect. Now, 8 months later we need a plumber to fix our kitchen faucet. I can’t remember who I called! I had to go rummaging through our paperwork to find a receipt for that old job.
Then, a few years ago we had a great guy do some mason work on our front steps. I went to refer him to my friend and I couldn’t remember his name! Again, back to find the paperwork.
And the final straw came when it was time to reorder some firewood. We loved the guy who we bought it from last year. But do you think I can find his number? Of course not.
Please tell me you can relate. Or am I just losing it?
If I were super organized, I’d have a cute rolodex or filing system and just flip through it and call my old plumber. I would find that great mason’s number. And I’d have the firewood ordered and delivered by now.
Or maybe I’d have them in my cell contacts. But really, my plumber in my cell? The firewood delivery guy? Doctor’s numbers, yes. But plumber and firewood guy, probably not. Our family needs our important information to be organized and accessible. And if I had all these contacts in my cell, then that would mean I would have to do all the work to contact them. So I decided to go old school and create contact information sheets and keep them in a central area in our house so that all of our super important people are readily accessible to everyone. I created four sheets that contain areas for emergency contact numbers, medical contacts, school contacts and general home contacts. You may need all four sheets or just one or two. I just started filling mine in and they have already come in very handy!
So you may not have the memory issues I have, but I think having organized contact information sheets is a great idea to help any household run smoother. You can download my version below. After you download it, print it out and fill in your family’s info.
I bought this super handy Martha Stewart Home Office adhesive pocket that works great for holding these sheets. I attached it to the inside of our pantry door and I have instant organization!
I thought it looked a little dull so I added some washi tape to the front of it and now it’s a super cute holder for our super important contact info. super!
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You can find washi tape here. Love this stuff!
Now I think I’m going to take some ginko biloba and work on my memory!