Lists

I’ve always been a list person. I find that I get much more accomplished when I write/type out a list than if I just try to remember the things need to do in my head. I also feel a greater sense of accomplishment when I can cross things off and visibly see the progress I’ve made.

Tonight Jody and I sat down together and made a list of all of the things we need to work on (or hire someone to work on) both in the yard and in the house before we can think about selling it. And we assigned dates to everything to help us accomplish it all. If we stick to the list, we should have the majority of things done by June.

The list consists of about 20 items including things like having pipes fixed for the sprinkler system and dishwasher (which has been out of commission for over a year now), buying a new dishwasher, cleaning out the garage (we’ve rented a dumpster from the city to help with that), fixing our bathroom (the shower area has water damage), putting window seats in the front windows, decluttering the house (I Freecycled two bags of stuff, plus an old infant carseat today – that’s a start) some painting, and more. It’s quite a lot to get done, but I know that just by putting it all in writing, it will help us focus our efforts and work on it.

Hooray for lists and for moving forward with our plans. :)