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Blog: The Simplified Home
Tackle the Dreaded To Do List

Trying to get things done around the house, but feeling overwhelmed by your never-ending list of things-to-do?


Here's a simple system that works.
Make a Master Task List of everything you have to, or want, to do. Don't worry about the order right now. You're basically brain-dumping on paper all your To-Do's to get the thoughts out of your head and onto paper. This exercise  creates a master laundry list of tasks.
Now, beside each task on your master list, assign a letter of priority:
A = Important / Urgent
B = Important, but Not Urgent
C = Would be nice to do
Each day, transfer no more than 4 items (3 is ideal) from the master list to your To Do List (two A Priorities, one B Priority, and one A, B or C Priority). Focus on completing only those items and forget the rest for now.  When you've completed the 4 items on your list, feel free to transfer 4 more items from your Master List to your To Do List.
The key to this system is that you've gotten all those pesky tasks that swim around in your head, onto paper. Then by moving to your To-Do list and focusing only 3-4 tasks per day, you've kept your list manageable and attainable, rather than setting yourself up for failure by a To Do list that not even Super-woman could accomplish.
By following this system every day, you'll be amazed at all you can accomplish in less time and with less stress!
You can also find this To Do list notepad at The Simplified Home.

posted on: 11/11/2009 12:04:26 AM by Janet Nusbaum, The Organizing Genie
category: Homes

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Janet Nusbaum creates calm out of chaos, and loves bringing serenity and order to overwhelmed households, cluttered offices, frazzled parents, and transitioning seniors and families. Janet, President of Simplified Spaces & The Simplified Home, is an Organizing Consultant, Senior Move Manager, Author and Speaker.

She is the author of "Mom, Can I Help Around the House?" A Simple, Step-by-Step System for Teaching Your Children Life-Long Skills for Pitching-In & Picking-up".

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