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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

{TMT} Plan Those Spring Projects

After a beautiful, sunny day yesterday, it seems like Spring may actually get here. Eventually. Of course, now it's cold and there's a chance of snow today, but we'll ignore that, mmkay?

In my home, Spring unusually starts off productively- we've got Stuff we want to get done. We've got gardens to plant, house projects to start, organizing to do.

And somehow, when June starts, none of those things are done. None are even started.

I'm determined to make this year different. Determined!

Today, Zeke and I sat down and talked about what we want to get done before summer. Then we got into the nitty gritty of each of those Spring Projects. What are the steps we'll need to take before we can accomplish each of them?

For example, one of our plans is to move the office/craft room from an upstairs bedroom into one of the downstairs bedrooms. To do that, we need to ...

-Organize the stuff in the downstairs bedroom, decide what to toss/donate 
-Fix the downstairs closet door
-Organize the stuff in the office/craft room- especially paperwork (we've been bad at that lately)
-Shampoo the carpet in the downstairs bedroom
-Plan how to set up the new office/craft room downstairs

... you get the idea. By breaking each task down into smaller chunks, we're more realistic about how much work has to actually get done, and can figure out when to do it!

Got a bunch of stuff in the works this Spring? Take ten minutes to make a plan and hash out the details!



  1. I'm looking forward to starting Spring cleaning--hopefully in a couple weeks it'll truly be warm enough to! Only part of our house has heat so it's miserable to be in the other rooms (and they don't get cleaned when I don't go in them for months at a time...)

  2. I love this! This is how I TRY to plan my tasks as well! As the old saying goes, "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!"

    I love having multiple tasks for each larger tasks, because you get to cross more things off. I don't know about you, but there's nothing more satisfying than crossing things off a To-Do list!

    1. Oh I love crossing things off! It's my favorite thing. I know I get overwhelmed pretty easily... which leads me to procrastination, which leads me to not.finishing.anything... so having smaller chunks helps me to stay whelmed. (I don't think that's a thing. Why isn't that a thing?) You know what I mean. = )

  3. My spring project: have a baby. Ha ha! But I really do love a good list. I love crossing things off my list. And if I'm being honest, I put stuff on the list I know I've done just so I can cross it off!

    1. Man, do I wish that was on my project list.

      (And I sometimes cheat that way, too- or add really little things. Got out of bed? Check. Took a shower? Check! So successful.)


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