Shrink Your To Do List, Organize Your Project Ideas, and Plan Your Next Home Project

Your home is full of potential. Your endless list of decorating and remodeling ideas is proof.

But where to start?

Which projects are worth your time and money?

How are you ever going to get it all done?

Cue the overwhelm...

  • You feel like there's a million things to do and never enough time.
  • You don’t finish the projects you do start because you run out of time, money, or energy halfway through.
  • You’re sick of living with unfinished projects—you wish everything was done, like yesterday.

So how do you finish all your project ideas and fast forward to a finished home?

With a plan.

Most people don’t take the time to plan home projects. They start projects on a whim and leave them half-finished when time or money runs out. It doesn’t have to be that way.

I used to feel stuck in my home too. I was managing complex projects and budgets at work but couldn’t complete a simple kitchen makeover at home. That is until I brought my work home with me—applying project management to my home projects.

With over ten years of experience in project management for multi-million dollar software development projects, I know a thing or two about planning and finishing projects.

It's all about the three P's.

Whether it's a DIY project, a room makeover, or a renovation, the basic steps are the same.

  1. The first step is prioritization. You need a way to decide which ideas are the best ones to pursue, which ideas are a waste of time and money, and which project to do first.
  2. The second step is planning. With a simple, repeatable process you can make sure every home project you tackle is a success—with a realistic schedule, a practical budget, and a plan to fit in all of your must-haves.
  3. Once you've chosen the right projects to work on and created your plan, the final step is project management—keeping your project on (or ahead of) schedule, on (or under) budget, and getting a quality result.

You don’t need more time or money; you need a plan.

The truth is…

You can’t do all the projects. But if at any given moment, you know which home project to tackle next and how to complete it successfully, then you can…

  • Make life-changing home improvements.
  • Finish what you start on time, within budget, and love the way it turns out.
  • Realize your dream of turning a house into your home.

Let's give that idea list of yours some structure. Let’s strategize how to make the best improvements a reality in your home.

The Easy Way to Plan Your Home Projects class will show you exactly how to:

Find the Projects Worthy of Your Time and Money

  • Prioritize your to-do list with a fun-for-the-whole-family exercise that will show you exactly where to focus first (and get everyone to agree!).
  • Get unstuck and pick THE project to start with that will have the biggest impact on your home right away.

Manage Your Project from Start to Finish

  • Figure out what’s involved in that dream project so you can plan for everything and avoid nasty (sometimes costly or time-consuming) surprises.
  • Work backward to estimate how much time your project will take with freakishly good accuracy.
  • Finish your project even if time or money issues arise—learn how to plan for these risks in advance so they don't derail your project.
  • Use a calendar to plot out your entire project, so you know exactly when it will be done (in other words, when you should plan the party!).

"This project management class was brilliant and applicable well beyond decorating!"

Katrina H.

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More than just a class!

A Complete Field Guide to Your Best Home Project Ever

Along with the 60-minute video class showing you how to plan and manage home projects, you'll also get the Project Home ebook and seven worksheets that will guide you step-by-step through your entire project (and you’ll be able to come back to these resources for every new project).

What's Included

Get the video class, seven worksheets, and the Project Home ebook so you can tackle your most important home improvements.

TIME: 60 mins + 108-page eBook (PDF format)
SKILL LEVEL: Beginner to Intermediate

Video Lessons:

  • Part One: How to Prioritize Home Projects (21:50 mins)
  • Part Two: How to Manage a Successful Project (36:23 mins)

Worksheets to help you plan and manage your home projects:

  1. Master Project List
  2. Project Prioritization Matrix
  3. Ranked Priorities Worksheet
  4. Project Charter
  5. Scope Definition
  6. Schedule Planner
  7. Budget Planner

"The most helpful part of this video class was realizing that completing home projects should involve more planning and less shopping, or planning then shopping instead of “oh I want/need x for this room” and then put that on the shopping list. I can’t wait to use the worksheets and do my homework to actually see what projects I should do, which ones I need to ignore and how to plan for success!"

Rose Dendy
Athens, AL

People always ask me, "How do I get my husband on board with a project?"

One of the best ways is to create a project plan. Sharing a detailed plan that shows you've thought of everything can get even the most reluctant partner to reconsider. You could also create the plan together, so they feel involved from the get-go. One of the worksheets included in this class is the Project Charter—a one-page document to help you get on the same page (literally!) about the most important details of your project.

Even before you start planning a specific project, include the whole family in the project prioritization process taught in this class. It's a guided method to help you objectively decide which projects are the most important and which one you should do first. Instead of having conflicting ideas about what to do next, you'll have a ranked list of projects you can all agree on.

"What a great class and just in time for our (must do) bathroom mini makeover! I think the most helpful part is going to be defining the scope and costs. I hope it helps convincing my husband ;)."

Jenni A.

Here's Jenni's Finished Bathroom Makeover

Stop Choosing Home Projects Based on How You Feel at the Time

I used to do that when my kids were little. I focused only on projects I could complete during naptime. But after a while I realized what I had time to complete and felt like doing during naps, weren't the projects that added any value to my life or home. It's more important to work on a project that adds value and improves your quality of life—even if you can't finish it on one naptime, or one weekend. The time is going to pass anyway. Don't waste it on non-value added projects.

What do you want to finish in your home this year?

Don’t let another week, month, or year pass you by daydreaming about how you’re home will be someday. Take this class and get started on your dream home today.

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What Students Say About This Class + eBook

"This is THE perfect resource for managing DIY home projects! Having just purchased my first home, I had a million ideas of how to make it my own. However, I quickly felt overwhelmed at the prospect of getting everything done and had no idea where to start. With helpful, step-by-step instructions (including worksheets and videos), this will get you motivated to do projects you've been putting off, as well as keep you on track throughout the process. A must-have for all DIY-ers!"
- Tracy B.

"Jackie makes home project management easy to understand and follow so you can get the important things done and spend less time fretting over all the things you never have time to do and more time sculpting a home you love."
- Danielle B.

"Jackie's method of planning a home-full of projects is completely intentional and organized. Jackie has a background in project management and really breaks it down step by step for people who have no experience with project constraints, budgets, and schedules. There are several worksheets that are helpful for walking through these steps. I now have a plan to make a list of all of the projects I'd like to complete and I'll be able to be so much more intentional about prioritizing, managing, and completing them."
- Ginny R.

Your Teacher

Jackie Hernandez
Jackie Hernandez

Jackie Hernandez teaches women the science behind the art of decorating so they can create a beautiful, meaningful home, even if they aren’t creative. Jackie founded School of Decorating to bridge the gap between "designer" and "homemaker." As a wife, mother of two boys, and a small business owner that works from home, she knows how important it is to make your home fit you.

What You Need for this Class

All you need to take this class is:

  • A computer or mobile device with an internet connection to watch the videos and download the eBook
  • Optional: A printer to print the worksheets

You do NOT need:

  • Any project management experience
  • Any design experience
  • To be good at planning, organizing, or math. I'll teach you simple, but powerful methods to organize your project ideas, schedule time to work on them, and create an easy-to-follow budget.

Frequently Asked Questions

+ When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

+ How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

+ What if I am unhappy with the course?

We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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Try This Class Risk-Free

All School of Decorating classes have a 30-day money-back guarantee. If you’re not happy with the class, I’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked.