We have all been there at one point. It is a predicament we find ourselves in too often. We have just survived the work week and now it’s time to rejoice and have fun. It’s the start of the weekend – the house is a mess, the lawn needs mowing, the kids have just given the poodle a pink mo-hawk and your in-laws will arrive shortly. What are you to do?
Well, there isn’t much time to dilly dally. The first thing on your agenda is to make a list. It’s ironic isn’t it and kind of poetic? The first thing on your list is to write a list. You can’t just make that stuff up. Your to do list should be clear and concise. You must think fast and decide which tasks are the most important. I’m afraid the poodle will just have to wait to get that pink die out of her hair. Poor, girl!
Your mini list notepad is just the thing to get you organized. Follow your list devotedly. Don’t stray and always assign the right task to the right person. This weekend is no different than the others except you have a mini list to help you during this severe moment. Here are 7 important guidelines to help you on your way.
1. Neat penmanship counts.
2. Your time is valuable. Can’t describe a task in 10 words or less? Skip it.
3. Plan it in advance. This guarantees that everything on your to do list will get done.
4. Working in a team couldn’t hurt. It always helps to have an extra pair of eyes. Don’t miss a detail.
5. Keep your to do list on the kitchen table, so that everyone can see it.
6. Tasks that take less time to complete should be done first. Extra time can be devoted to more time consuming tasks later.
7. Always refer back to your personalized mini list notepad. It will save you time in the long run.