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How to Make a Phone Directory for My Neighborhood

by Shelby Winchell

Making a phone directory for your neighborhood is a way to organize names, addresses, emails and phone numbers of all the people living around you. Creating a customized phone directory of your neighborhood is also an easy way to stay in touch with people living close by, especially if you have children.

Collect the contact information of your neighbors. Most phone directories include people's first and last names, addresses and phone numbers. For a neighborhood directory, you can also include email addresses, children's names and school information. You can also customize it to include other information to your liking. You can collect the information by going door-to-door or calling neighbors for the information.

Enter information in word processing software. You can use programs like Microsoft Word, Microsoft Works or Excel to organize information. Entering the information in one of these programs makes it legible for all neighbors to read, easy to update and printable. As an alternative, you could also enter the information in one of the many address book software downloads available online. These address book's are preformatted and allow you to easily enter the information, update it and print it out.

Double check the information to make sure it is correct. You can print a copy of the directory and then have all of your neighbors check it for errors.

Print a copy of the phone directory and hand it out to your neighbors.

Items you will need
  • Neighbor contact information
  • Word processing software
  • Address book software (optional)
  • Paper

About the Author

Shelby Winchell has worked as a journalist for more than seven years, covering the economy, political figures and celebrities for various websites. She has a bachelor's degree in broadcast journalism.

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