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home improvment  /  March 17, 2020

Home Maintenance To-Do List Mistakes You Should Avoid

To-do lists can help you be more productive, especially when it comes to home maintenance tasks. You must do it right or else it could cause delays instead of help.

Here are common home maintenance to-do list mistakes to avoid and tips on making a more manageable list.

Reactive Over Productive

You shouldn’t leave tasks on your to-do list until it’s urgent that you accomplish them. Being reactive when it comes to your home’s maintenance can only cause stress as well as wasted time and energy. You’ll always feel like you don’t have time to accomplish the rest of the things that need to be done. Combat this bad habit by making a “master to-do list” in your planner. Move tasks on a daily or weekly basis, in the order that they make the most difference to you.

Creating One Long List

Making one massive list will not make you productive. You won’t know which tasks are a higher priority. One way to fix this is by creating categories and sorting out these sections. This way, you can easily see what needs to be done and accomplish it faster.

Avoiding Tasks You Don’t Want to Do

Avoiding certain tasks won’t make them go away. These things will only haunt you every day. Seeing them on your list will make you feel worse towards them. It can be draining to be reminded from time to time of things that you don’t want to be bothered with. The best way to deal with them is just getting them done. Doing so will make you feel more motivated in accomplishing other tasks.

Listing Tasks That Take Long to Do

Tasks that take too long to accomplish, such as redecorating a room, will remain in your to-do list for a very long time. You can cross out more things on your list when you work on smaller, easier tasks. For instance, when redecorating a room, you can work on one step at a time. In your list, you may include, “choose a wall color,” “pick a layout,” and “hire a decorator.”

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