First lets have a quick update of Projects #20-22.
Today’s project was an easy one (because I have been keeping up with the challenge). Surface clean living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.
I have been taking care of the kitchen and living room
every most nights before bed. All I had to do today was mild dusting of the living room and bedroom, make our bed, put clothes away, a quick swipe of the bathroom counter, swish in the toilet, and spray of the shower. I was done. (I’ll spare you the before and after; mainly because they are exactly the same as the other surface cleaning days.)
Instead I want to share how I ‘m making this challenge work for me. Its actually a pretty simple concept.
I printed the challenge and put it in a plastic page protector. I keep a dry erase marker inside.
On the left side I marked the weekends. If I have extra time, I can work on these challenges. On the right side, I simply check off each challenge as I finish it. Easy, right? Lets flip the page over:
This side is the key to lining this challenge up with my goals of purging my home.
I keep a blank sheet of paper, and a pencil in the back of the page protector. When I come across an extra project that needs to be done, I add it to the list. Some things on this list are the individual closets and cupboards that need cleaning, projects I didn’t get to (like clean the garage), projects I want to do (like painting), and things that need gone through and decluttered.
Days when I have more time and energy, I flip to this page and pick out a project. Complete the project, and my favorite part- cross it off.
This method is working wonders for me. Writing tasks down helps me see where I need to spend some time. Most projects only take 10-15 minutes when broken down into individual tasks.
Sweet and simple.
How do you keep track of your miscellaneous projects?