3 tools to help us stay organized

 Binder (above) and OmniPlan timeline (below)

Binder (above) and OmniPlan timeline (below)

In order for us to successfully GC our house build we’ve got to be mega organized. We’re getting there. We have assembled three key tools:

  1. The binder — our physical catch-all for anything and everything house related. Quotes, invoices, business cards, drawings — you name it.
  2. The project plan — we’re using OmniPlan for the project scheduling — to help us visualize tasks and timelines with its fancy dance Gantt charts
  3. The master budget spreadsheet — we’re not just using any old spreadsheet here — our spreadsheet is on steroids. Mark has created a user-friendly and powerful Filemaker database. It keeps track of all quotes and costs, compares numbers against our budgeted numbers and will act as our main digital repository.

There may not be a hole in the ground yet, but we’re getting the ducks lined up so that we can *hopefully* hit the ground running once we get a green light.