WHEN MOM'S GONE

PURPOSE: To provide information for the family or babysitter when Mom's gone in order to keep the household running as smoothly as possible.

Materials:
1" binder or larger
dividers
plastic sheet protectors (if desired)
plastic strips for putting magazines or booklets in binders (if desired)
 

COOKING
Include instructions for preparing foods that don't have a printed recipe easily found.

LAUNDRY
Include general laundry rules for sorting, washing, drying, and ironing. Some items may need specific instructions. If you have operating instructions for the washer and dryer, include them.

CLEANING
Include a cleaning schedule if you use one. List the children's normal chores. Other things to include could be: how much cleaner to use in mop water, how much water to give plants, garbage pick-up days, what temperatures to keep the air conditioner and furnace at.

DOCTORS
List names and phone numbers of doctors and dentists. Addresses could also be included.

SERVICES AND REPAIRS
List names and phone numbers of all service and repair people normally used including instrument tuners and repairman. Suggested: air conditioning/heating; cosmetic representative; electrician; hair salon; lawn care; pest control; piano tuner; plumber; roofer; spa/pool man; tree care; upholsterer; instrument shop; wallpaper hanger; brick layer; tile man; appliance repair
Include operating instruction manuals for appliances.

As you use it, you will find what you need to have or add. Individualize it for YOUR family.