I have always lived my life by making lists. These vary from lists of people to call, lists of ideas, lists of companies to set up, lists of people who can make things happen. I also have lists of topics to blog about, lists of tweets to send, and lists of upcoming plans.
New homeowners: is your to-do list starting to pile up? Before Spring arrives tick some of tasks off your check list.
- Streamline your list. If you have multiple lists going, or post-its stuck all around the house, take a few minutes to combine and streamline. Depending on what you have to get done, break your list down by room, or by project category (i.e. painting, decorating, cleaning). Taking the time to get organized will save time in the long run.
- Use mobile list apps. There are several apps available that allow you not only to make a categorized list on your phone, but also to sync it to your other devices and share it! Create one, shareable list among your roommates or family with all to-do list items and projects. That way, when one person gets a needed supply or finishes a project, everyone’s on the same page. Try do, Awesome Note, Evernote orAnyList to start.
- Prioritise. Do all of your projects really need to be done right away? Probably not. Think about the cause and effect between various projects – will not completing one create a domino effect? You’ll also start to come across projects that will become regularly occurring ones, and that’s a good thing! Consider thishome maintenance checklist when doing so, which will help you prioritise what’s most timely.