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DIY Home Improvement Planner {free printable}

Home Improvements take an amazing amount of organization! This Home Improvement Binder contains everything you’ll need to get and stay organized while making improvements to your home.

Whether it’s simple decorating to full out home renovation, this Home Improvement binder will help you keep it all together.  {{I’ve got your back!}} Simply print out the contents of this file and let me do the organizing for you!  {wink}

There are many ways to use this home improvement binder to help plan and organize your home renovations or simple decorating tasks.

DIY Home Improvement Planner

How to organize your new DIY Home Improvement Planner:

  1. Print out the worksheets from the Tip Junkie Home Improvement Binder included here.
  2. Three hold punch them into a 1-2” binder.
  3. Insert a zippered pouch to hold receipts
  4. Insert 8-10 page protectors for manuals, magazine ideas, printed blog posts, etc.

Home Improvement Binder

 EHprint   Free Printable File:
DIY Home Improvement Planner (43588 downloads)

You’ll find the TJ Home Improvement Binder broken down into easy to access categories!

Six Main Categories:

  1. Inspiration
  2. Plans
  3. Estimates
  4. Receipts
  5. Before and After
  6. Manuals

1.  Inspiration

  • Checklists by room of things you would like to do.
  • A Inspiration file.
  • Track online links for products and ideas!
  • Store torn sheets from magazines.

2.  Plans

  • Track your budget and money spent for each room or project.
  • Keep track of fabric swatches and names of fabrics.
  • Keep track of paint colors, the formula sticker, and type of finish of the paint.
  • Sketch a map of furniture placement or keep a design worksheet.
  • Store helpful tips/links on how to place furniture, cabinets, or whatever is going into the room.

3.  Estimates

This just might be one of the things you’ll hate the most, but is so important to get multiple estimates on every project.

  • Keep estimates from contractors!
  • File big lists of recommended contractors, landscapers, handy men, etc.

4.  Receipts

Keep every receipt for every item you purchase that applies to the home remodeling project in one place!   This will save you time if you have to return an item or if something is faulty.

  • Keep receipts from when and where item was purchased.
  • Keep contact information for the companies who made the items {if necessary}.

5.  Before and After

Definitely take a lot of photos during the process especially when you begin.

  • You’ll love having before and after photos of your own home.
  • It’s helpful to have before and after images of inspiration!

6.  Manuals

  • Wondering where to store your manuals for products (like TV, dishwasher, etc)?

Now you just need to insert sheet protectors and you are good to go!  I hope that this Home Improvement Binder is as helpful to you as it’s been to me.  I’m all about designing ways to make life easier and more meaningful!

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23 comments

  1. Heather Tucker

    Awesome timing! Your DiY Home Improvement Binder printables are just what I needed! Thank you for sharing! xo

  2. kara

    This is awesome Laurie! Thanks so much! Pinning 😉

  3. Shirley

    I really want this but for some reason I can’t print. Any suggestions?

  4. Melanie

    I love this idea but am unable to print out anything — my adobe reader says the file is damaged and cannot be repaired? Any suggestions? Thanks!

  5. Shirley

    Does anyone out there know how to print this? Thanks for everything.

  6. Shannon

    Thanks for sharing how to set-up the Home Improvement workbook. This has eliminated a lot of loose papers everywhere. I can also get a clearer focus of my true project with everythin g together.

  7. Albion

    Thank you so much for this! It’s perfect and exactly what I needed right now!

  8. Laurie

    Here is the direct link the print out the DIY Home Improvement Binder:

    http://www.tipjunkie.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/01/home_improvement_binder_tj-1-copy1.pdf

    You do need to have the latest Adobe Reader, so if you’re having problems you can download it for free here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ {press the yellow “download” button.

  9. Laurie

    Here is the direct link the print out the DIY Home Improvement Binder:

    http://www.tipjunkie.com/wp-content/uploads/downloads/2012/01/home_improvement_binder_tj-1-copy1.pdf

    You do need to have the latest Adobe Reader, so if you’re having problems you can download it for free here: http://get.adobe.com/reader/ {press the yellow “download” button.

  10. brooke

    Hi, I emailed you that I wanted to post this but did not hear back. I went ahead and posted it, please visit and share feedback! thanks, Brooke

  11. Laurie

    Hey Brooke,

    I didn’t get your email. You are more than welcome to do a quick post about the binder, but please do not add it as an upload to your blog. That would be infringing on copyright laws.

    However, an image and a link directly to this post is quite the compliment. thank you!

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  13. KAT

    very cool Thanks for sharing this
    -KAT-

  14. Nancy

    Thank you! Wow!!!

    I am definitely passing this on, too!

    (too many !!!!!, but that’s the sentiment 🙂

  15. KimberlyC

    I have to say after going through it all page by page, this would be a great binder for any lady who is going through building a new home as well. We can get just as overwhelmed trying to keep track of it all. This could be used as is or could be tweaked a bit for a gal like me who is working with a wonderful company to build our home, but where I am still the Main person in charge (general contractor).

  16. Debs

    This is just brilliant, printing as I type!
    Thank you Laurie 🙂

  17. Idania

    Absolutely love this!!! It’s so easy to collect a million ideas for the things you want to do and end up having them scattered all over. This is a great way to help keep it all together! Thanks so much!!!!

  18. Abhishek Bhan

    Awesome post Laurie, the six categories which you have mentioned are impressive. Thanks for sharing. I am also pinning it -:)

  19. Christina Nolen

    Quite impressive article. You have mentioned some good stuff in your article which is helpful for home improvement. Thank you. Carry on.

  20. paulette

    I will not let me print it either. I did the adobe download and got the google toolbar also. It still wont let me print it. I keep getting a pop up then when I X it out or push ok it goes around again and says recovery but then the pop up comes back. Until I finally lose your website. Oh well I dont know what I did wrong

  21. Linda

    Thank you for the great organization tool.

  22. marievarner

    I cant get it to download. when I use the posted link it goes to homepage

    • Laurie Turk

      Marie ~ I’ve converted the entire site over to a new platform. So the downloads are now working. YAY!!

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