One of the many great pointers I got from the forums was to have a list of routines, or, rather, to have several lists of your routines. And it got me thinking about how my girls would handle the house and all of our obligations and responsibilities if their father and I were suddenly unable to take care of everything, or anything. So I spent 5 minutes and dashed off this list (I've pared it down so you don't fall asleep mid-stream):
Bills: who we pay, when we pay them and how they are paid
Insurance: what do we have, how often we reevaluate it, etc.
Auto Maintenance: what gets done when and where
Utilities: who provides services, where are the meters, network info, etc.
Gardener/Pool Guy: what does he do and how often
Pets: vet info, how often they go in for what, feeding/bathing schedules etc.
House alarm: what's wired (everything), who provides the service, who gets called, etc.
Documents: which are important and why, which are renewed and how often
Internet: what accounts/services do we have online, how are they managed
Eventually, I'll build these into formal checklist, but this is a start. And then they'll go into a schedule for reviewing every so often, maybe once during a year-end review.
That's my 2 cents, Chris!
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