I don’t know about you, but when I get an inkling to do a home project, I am ready to get started super fast! There have been many times in the past that I just jump in and start on a project before doing enough planning. What I have found is that when doing a project, one thing leads to another.
You know what I mean, right? You simply want to paint the family room. But then, the wall decor really could use updating. And how about those throw pillows? It might be time to update them AND the curtains. Oh, and maybe adding a rug to the room might really pull it all together.
Are you ready to start a project? but before you do, I’d suggest stopping and making a plan to make sure it’s absolutely doable. You may realize the project needs to be done in stages or that you need to save up a bit before tackling it.
Home Project Budget Worksheet
The Home Project Budget Worksheet will help you take a look at the big picture of your project. You’ll need to do a brainstorm of everything that you might even entertain doing, updating or renovating in your project.
Take the time to budget for each and every item on your list. Add all of these items to the Home Project Budget Worksheet, you can download the worksheet at the bottom of this post.After you have completed the brainstorming list and the finances, it’s time to revisit each item to see if it’s in the budget. At this point, it’s time to eliminate any items that you don’t have enough time or budget for.
Now use your worksheet for reference though out the project. When purchasing items or paying for work done, add the actual cost to the worksheet to keep a running total. There you have it–a simple way to stay on budget for every home project!