Monday, July 2, 2012

HomeZada :: Revolutionizing Home Management


Last week, I was contacted by a company to review a new online product which will change the way homeowners and homemakers think about their homes. It's called HomeZada.

Created by a husband and wife team, as well as a third co-founder, whom were tired of the countless owner's manuals, warranties, and receipts; HomeZada became their solution to the endless paper trail of home ownership. 

HomeZada is an online app which allows users to store relevant information about their home(s) while managing tasks and inventory, as well as providing vital data if an insurance claim should ever be filed.



Through the Home Inventory function of HomeZada, a user can up load photos of each room in the house, provide accurate room decoration information and associated costs, and even upload individual photos of said items. Should a homeowner ever face a disaster, all this pertinent information is only a keystroke away; thus, making the claims process easier. Statistics note over 70% of homeowners do not have an inventory. Our family kept an inventory when we lived on the beach for our flood insurance policy; however, since our move to Texas it has not been updated.

Included in the Home Inventory function are areas for inputting a specific room's paint color, paint brand, and dimensions. The inventory section comes pre-loaded with rooms and decor items for easier use. A user has the option of deleting or adding to the pre-loaded items based on their actual home. HomeZada offers a quick inventory update section for fast data inputting or editing. A user may also print a hard copy of their inventory list. The Home Inventory's ease of use makes HomeZada ideal for the busy homemaker.



If you're like me, your calendar is always full of family activities, events, birthdays, doctor's appointments and more. I've tried really hard over the past year to stay on top of our monthly, seasonal, and yearly maintenance, but those items seldom make it onto my calendar. More often than not, they end up on a sticky note attached to my computer screen.

HomeZada changes this by taking charge of your maintenance schedules. When a user logs into his/her HomeZada account, they have access to a Home Maintenance Calendar. With a few easy clicks, a user may add various home tasks (gutter cleaning, wrapping pipes, and dusting baseboards) to their online calendar, set a due date for each job, and assign it to a specific family member. I was able to set up the rest of our home maintenance for the year in about 20 minutes. I love how HomeZada streamlines the organization of my home's needs. The reminders are nice, too!

Jake and I recently began our first home improvement project. We are working on restructuring the backyard with landscaping and building an extra suite to be used as a guest room/office. Our ideas are mainly in our heads and scattered about on scraps of paper. I've got a few receipts stuck in an envelope and a budget in my head.

Through the use of HomeZada's Home Project section, we will be able to put our ideas into a workable outline, track our spending, upload associated costs and receipts, and manage more than one project at a time. It's like having a personal assistant for the home.

I'm excited about the future impacts HomeZada will have on our lives. I have a feeling it will make keeping up with home maintenance easier. I'm going to let my eldest upload our home inventory; I believe it will be a good teaching tool in costs of living and home management. I can't wait to download the HomeZada app on my husband's iPhone - then he will know what home maintenance items are on his virtual honey-do list. But what I'm really looking forward to is the absence of sticky notes from my computer screen!

HomeZada is available free of charge, however, they offer a premium package which gives users more features such as an upgraded personalized property calendar, extra help when working on home improvement projects through cost analysis, allowing a user to add up to three properties on the same account, and much more.

And now for the surprise I've been promising! HomeZada is allowing Texas Homemaking to give away 5 premium package subscriptions! I'd like to offer a big "Thank You!" to the creators of HomeZada.

How to enter: First, leave a comment on this blog page about how you think HomeZada can help you! Then, visit the HomeZada Facebook page and "like" their page (let them know you heard about them from Texas Homemaking!).

For an added bonus entry, visit the Texas Homemaking Facebook page and "like" it, as well. Winners will be chosen by a randomizer on July 6th. Good luck!

And don't forget to stop by HomeZada and sign up for the basic application; I promise you will love the way this program revolutionizes household management.

{Disclosure: While I agreed to review HomeZada prior to being given a premium subscription, I wanted my readers to know I have received this product.}

17 comments:

  1. I would like being able to keep a home inventory--we really need to do that!
    I liked them on FB.

    Laurasu82 at yahoo.com

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  2. Like you on FB--Laura Shops

    Laurasu82 at yahoo.com

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  3. Thanks Laura! If you can, share this review with others you may know! Thanks for stopping by and for visiting HomeZada!

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  4. This is really very interesting.Home Zada can really work.I like it.

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  5. I think HomeZada can help us when we remodel our home and keep track of our maintenance projects.

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  6. I like Texas Homemaking Facebook page.

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  7. I'm sure HomeZada can help in the remodeling aspect!

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  8. My family needs a update home inventory. I liked HomeZada on FB
    candyo0217@hotmail.com

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  9. We rarely remember to get a/c unit inspections until something goes wrong. It'd be great to have a reminder. I liked them and commented.
    heatherpooh [hotmail]

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  10. I like Texas Homemaking on Facebook
    heatherpooh [hotmail]

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  11. I liked them on FB and left the comment.(Donna Kozar)
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  12. I liked you on FB.(Donna Kozar)
    donna444444@yahoo.com

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  13. I'd like to use HomeZada to inventory my house and help me keep up with the maintenance too.

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  14. Thanks to everyone who entered. Those who won have been contacted.

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  15. Home cleaning is very important for keeping any family safe and your home attractive. Professional domestic House Cleaning offers professional house cleaning, cleaning services to make your home.

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  16. There are a lot of Gutter Cleaning Texas based nearby, so why do it yourself?

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  17. I never have to worry about home maintenance because I can always call a reliable handyman for assistance. It’s the real source of happiness and relaxation.

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