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What is a Home File?

In my home I call myself the house manager – I am the one who knows where people need to be, what they need when they get there, and pretty much run the house.

What is a Home File?

My husband is great and always helps A LOT, but the main running of the house is my domain. This is how we like it and it works really well.

However, being the one who is in charge of making things happen in the house makes me want to do two things:-

  • Make it as easy as possible for me to do this role without it taking FOREVER!
  • Make it easy for someone else to take over this role if something happened to me (an accident, or being in hospital, or on holiday even), taking away that stress from them (Now I am not an all doom and gloom person – just practical! Thats why we write wills after all!)

I want to be sure that the house can run easily without me – for any reason – and it therefore makes sense to create a manual for the home – just like you would have for a stereo/TV/car etc…..

It would be somewhere that anyone can get information from quickly and easily – and would be the hub of the home basically.

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That’s when my Home File was born!

I wanted to create a file that worked for my family and my home, and having looked at creating systems that work for us in our home already, as part of my paperwork system. I decided to create it myself, and share it with you…

Home File - A place to store all homes information

What exactly is a Home File?

A home file is the secret to a well run home – it is the place that houses all the information you need on a weekly if not daily basis, and is an invaluable tool that you will wonder how you did without!

I absolutely think that creating a Home File as part of a paperwork system in a home is the key to it running successfully on a day to day basis.

The idea is to enable your home to run smoothly and make life easier in the process!

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Where should a Home File be kept?

The Home File should be kept in a place that’s easily accessible to the whole family – and can therefore be used by everyone when required.

I find that in my post, filing and paperwork area is best – keeps everything together!

Most families have an area (usually in the kitchen) where paperwork and diaries etc.. collect – where we pile up the post, write notes to each other etc…. so even if you haven’t started to organise this area as yet, you will have a good idea where is best in your home to start creating your paperwork and admin zone.

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What do I put in a Home File?

So, you now know what a Home File is, and probably want to start creating one of your own – the next step is to decide what goes in one – so to find out loads of details about what is actually in a Home File please CLICK HERE to go to the next post in this series.

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What is a home file? A place to store all your homes information so it's easy to grab - find out more...

Do you like the idea of creating a Home File for your own house? Do you have one already? Please let me know by leaving a comment below – thanks in advance!

 

 

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