Checklists from Real Simple

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Real Simple online provides a slew of checklists in an attempt to make your home life, well, simpler. BUT something we noticed was just how complicated and unnecessary some of them seem: keeping track of sports equipment and the gift inventory checklist? Does anyone really have a stockpile (or closet) full of gifts ready to be given? And if you do, would you really need an inventory checklist? Just wondering.

A couple we liked: the houseguest worksheet, which provides emergency-contact information and general phone numbers, as well as any other essential details about the house and the neighborhood; and the Moving checklists – good for getting all the details done before a big move.

All 21 checklists are available for download from the Real Simple site as PDFs. Tell us if you’ve used them and what you think!