“The Goods Steps” are a step-by-step plan to manage the process of getting the goods you need to set up housekeeping.
So when family and friends ask you what you need you won’t say, “Uhhh . . . .”
So when you go to register for gifts you won’t be struck with indecision because you don’t have a clue what you need or want. Or worse, you’ll just randomly select things you like without a plan!
So you won’t end up with duplicates of things you don’t need duplicates of, or waste money on things you don’t really need.
So you won’t miss anything really important.
And because you want to Set Up Housekeeping in an organized way!
Here are the steps, and links (as they become available) to each post for each step.
Goods Step 1: Make a List of Everything You Need
- Goods Step 1: Make a List of Everything You Need
- Goods Step 1: Prioritizing and Paring Down Your List
Goods Step 2: Make a List of What You Have
Make a list of everything each of you already own.
Goods Step 3: Consolidate Your Goods
Put together your “already own” lists, eliminate unwanted duplicates and clutter, and subtract what’s left from your “need” list.
Goods Step 4: Make a List of What You Need to Acquire
The things you need that you don’t already own.
Goods Step 5: Plan How You Will Get Your Goods
Divide your list in terms of how you plan to get the goods.
Goods Step 6: Register for Gifts
If you don’t intend to register for gifts, you still need to be prepared to tell guests what you need.
Goods Step 7: Acquire the Things You Don’t Expect to Receive as Gifts.
- Goods Step 7: Acquire the Things You Don’t Expect to Receive as Gifts
- Goods Step 7: If It Is to Be Purchased . . .
- Goods Step 7: If It Is to Be Made . . .
Goods Step 8: After the Wedding, Reevaluate and Acquire Still Needed Goods
- Goods Step 8: Reevaluate and Acquire Still Needed Goods