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To-Do Lists

June 8, 2011

So it seems to me that to-do lists are a novel idea. I actually use them quit often. However, in order to be effective, for me at least, they need to be very specific. I like to be able to check things off when I get done.

For instance:

  • Clean living room
  • Laundry
  • Prune
  • Clean tanks

is not nearly an exact enough list. The living room is Never as clean as I would like it to be, laundry is never done and I have 14 trees and shrubs and 3 tanks at my house.
My list has to be something more like this:

  • Pick up living room toys/clothes
  • Brush carpet (my dog is a newfoundland)
  • dust
  • vacuum
  • wash light clothes
  • wash heavy clothes (I very rarely do lights and darks separately)
  • wash summer’s clothes
  • fold laundry
  • prune lilacs
  • prune small junipers
  • clean turtle tank
  • clean goldfish tank
  • clean feeder tank

It may look like I’m just making it seem that I have more things to do, but I really get a lot more done when I can put a check mark on my mirror after everything that I finish. Oh, and my list for the day – I write it in dry erase marker on my bathroom mirror. Much easier to see and easy to keep track of, too!

On that note, I didn’t make a list for myself today. I still got a fair amount done – paid a bill, went to the bank, watered a couple trees, picked up the living room, folded laundry, put my skinny-kid clothes in Space Bags (finally). I am, however, sitting here on the computer instead of cleaning the turtle tank like I’ve been meaning to for a week… Oh, well! Time to think about supper, I guess.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Space Savers Correspondent permalink
    June 10, 2011 8:26 am

    Sounds like you had a productive day. Thank you for choosing Space Bag vacuum-seal storage bags to store extra clothing. Just wanted to let you know Space Bag has an online community called Space Savers that may be able to help you get organized around the house. We have articles about cleaning out closets, organizing the garage, and more. Feel free to visit to check out our tips. Thanks again for using Space Bag for your storage needs.

    Best wishes,
    Space Savers community correspondent

    • June 10, 2011 9:14 am

      Thank you! That site is quite informative and has some really good ideas for cleaning and organizing. I’ll definitely be referring to it as I go through my cleaning processes this year.

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