A few years ago, I created a Master To-Do List for EVERYTHING that needs fixed, moved (from one room to another), painted, donated, trashed and/or bought for each room in the house. This List gets added to OFTEN and surprisingly, a few things get crossed off sooner than later. I first created the list by walking through each room, and with a critical eye, took careful note of everything that needed done or that I’d like to change. When my initial list was done, I typed it into a word doc, using a label template, Avery 5366 file folder labels. I decided to print on labels so that when I completed a task/project, I could peel off the sticker and add it to my calendar under the month/date completed.
I didn’t create firm deadlines for a few of the tasks as some, like “Have 40 foot pine tree in front yard removed,” are going to take time. Mostly because I have to save for this expense and then find a reputable and not too costly company to cut it down.
However, from the Master List, at the beginning of each month, I choose a few tasks to put on a To-Do list. I rewrite them ONE more time, only with each task broken down into little steps, and from that I write out my monthly to-do list. I keep the list in my current notebook where I can see it every single day. This keeps me motivated and aware of what needs done.Here is a peek at my latest version of the Master To-Do List. It’s quite the list.