For most of us, our home will be the biggest purchase we ever make. So, naturally we want to properly care for the home and sometimes that can be a massive undertaking and expense. Whether you are a do it yourself home improvement fan, or maybe if you are like me, you prefer to hire out contractors for all those tough jobs. Whatever the case may be, you are going to have lots of stuff to keep up with.
What about all the invoices, checks you write, quotes for jobs, building permits and all the other miscellaneous documents associated with a home improvement project.
How about the benefits of keeping up with before and after pictures of your project in case you ever decide to sell you home, or just to remind you of what a wonderful job you did?
I bring all that up to say this; you need a centralized, secure area to place all those documents, upload all those photos and make notes on your home improvement project. This centralized location may be a filing cabinet, a computer, or any other place. However, some people choose to place all these important and private files in an online journal.
An online journal is typically used to chronicle your life, vacation, weddings and things like that, but more and more people are starting to use them to document home improvement projects. You already know how to use a computer, and most of us are familiar with scanners, so here's how to implement a web-based journal into your home improvement project:
1. Scan and save all those important files and documents we discussed earlier.
2. Create a digital image of all your home improvement photos.
3. Create your private journal online.
4. Now you are ready to backup all those documents and pictures, and make notes on your complete home improvement project.
Your complete project will always be at your fingertips and stored in a safe and secure environment; just login from any computer with internet access by using your secure user ID and Password.
Justin V. Cecil, MBA
Private Online Journal Creator